Have You Heard, today (10/24) is “Make a Difference Day” and two men you can argue made a difference were born 100 years ago today.
Bob Kane was born in “Gotham” — New York City — and when he was only 24, he came up with “the Bat-Man” for DC Comics. His superhero would protect the people of “Gotham City.”
Four years later, Kane left the comic book business to focus on his “Batman” newspaper comic strip. He returned to DC in 1946 and stayed there until 1966, when he decided to focus on other projects.
Kane died in 1998, at the age of 83.
Roger Milliken was also born in New York on October 24, 1915, but he made his mark in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as the head of the Milliken Company.
In addition to running his huge corporation, Milliken was also an early supporter of the Republican Party in the state, at a time the Democratic Party dominated South Carolina politics.
Despite being worth, by some estimates, $1 billion, Milliken lived very humbly in Spartanburg.
He died five years ago at the age of 95.
Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks was 92 when she died ten years ago today.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle is 89 today.
Like Tittle, the “Big Bopper” was a native Texan. If he were alive, he’d turn 85 today.
His real name was J. P. Richardson and he died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. He was only 28.
The United Nations charter took affect 70 years ago today.
And today is “Food Day.”
Some may debate if bologna falls in that category, but it’s also “Bologna Day.”
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