Lived: Aug 26, 1935 – Mar 26, 2011 (age 75)
Spouse: John Zaccaro (m. 1960 – 2011)
Children: Laura Zaccaro (Daughter) · Donna Zaccaro (Daughter) · John Jr. Zaccaro
Party: Democratic Party
Parents: Dominick Ferraro · Antonetta L. Ferraro
Education: Fordham University School of Law · Marymount Manhattan College · Fordham UniversityHighlights
- 1956: Ferraro received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1956; she was the first woman in her family to gain a college degree.
- 1960: Geraldine Ferraro married John Zaccaro on July 16, 1960.
- 1984: During September 2008, Ferraro gained attention yet again after the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, the first such major party bid for a woman since her own in 1984.
- 1985: Her husband John Zaccaro had pleaded guilty in January 1985, to fraudulently obtaining bank financing in a real estate transaction and had been sentenced to 150 hours of community service.
- 1992: Ferraro ran campaigns for a seat in the United States Senate from New York in 1992 and 1998, both times starting as the front-runner for her party’s nomination before losing in the primary election.
- 2011: Unable to return to her New York home, Ferraro died at Massachusetts General on March 26, 2011.
Start date: Jun 25, 1876
End date: Jun 26, 1876
Author: Anne Frank
First published: 1947
ATOS reading level: 6.50
Number of pages: 283
Adaptations: The Diary of Anne Frank · Anne Frank Remembered (1995) · The Diary of Anne Frank · Anne no nikki (1995) · Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (2016) · Dagboek van Anne Frank (1962) · Episode #1.2 · Episode #1.4 · The Diary of Anne Frank: Echoes from the Past · Anne Frank’s Diary · Episode #1.3 · Episode #1.1
Genres: Biography · Children’s literature · High fantasy
Start date: Jun 25, 1950
End date: Jul 27, 1953
Release year: 1984
Genre: Pop music, Contemporary Pop
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
Artists: The Revolution · The Purple Ones
Movie: Purple Rain
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media · Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal · Grammy Hall of Fame · American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album · American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album · Brit Award for Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording
Date: Jun 04, 1917
Release date: Jun 04, 1984
Genre: Rock, Indie / Alternative
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album · Grammy Hall of Fame · Juno Award for International Album of the Year
|(1849) Dostoevsky spared at last minute from firing squad|
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|(1864) Sherman gives Lincoln the city of Savannah as a Christmas present|
|Union Gen. William T. Sherman wires President Abraham Lincoln a message: “I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah.” The telegraph relieves Lincoln who had not heard from Sherman for weeks on his infamous March to the Sea across the South, but the capture of Savannah demonstrates the campaign’s success.|
|(1956) Ohio zoo welcomes the first gorilla born in captivity|
|Colo is born at the Columbus Zoo on this day in 1956. Her parents had been surreptitiously put together at night by a zookeeper going against his boss’s orders to keep them separated. The success of Colo’s birth will spur a captive-breeding program for western lowland gorillas in zoos.|
|(1984) Bernhard Goetz shoots four black youths on NY subway|
|Bernhard Goetz shoots four teens after one says to Goetz, “Give me $5.” All four survive but are seriously wounded. After nine days on the run, Goetz will turn himself in to police. A jury will rule he acted in self-defense, but one victim will win a $43 million judgment against the self-styled subway vigilante.|