He was Oliver Brown, whose daugher, Linda, a third grader in
Topeka, Kansas, had been denied admission to a school near their
home because she was black, making it necessary for her to walk
a mile through a railroad switchyard to get to a black school.
2. Pea plants.
3. Golfing great
Bobby Jones. The first parade was in 1926 after he won the U.S.
and British Opens; the second was in 1930 after he won the Grand
4. His size 9 1/2
boots were jettisoned before liftoff from the moon for fear
they were contaminated with lunar dust.
in 1970. Martin Balsam, who played Colonel Cathcart, was the
actor on the potty.