Have you ever thought about the difference just one person can make in this world? Mother Teresa said “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Let’s think about just the past week and the things that have taken place during this time in history:
- In 1801, John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and is still considered today one of the greatest Justices in our country’s history.
- In 1901, Queen Victoria died after 63 years on the throne.
- In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born – talk about a man who made a difference!
- In 1938, Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town, was performed for the first time and influenced every stage production to follow.
- In 1964, the Beatles released their first American album and changed the course of music in this country forever.
- In 1981, President Reagan became the oldest President in US history.
- In 1997, Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State.
- In 2009, Barack Obama became the first African American President in US History.