Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

September 19

In 1911, future Nobel Prize winning novelist William Golding is born in England.

More than two months after being shot, President James Garfield, succumbs to the assassin’s bullet in 1881.

Underground nuclear testing begins near Las Vegas in 1957. Learn more about undergound nuclear testing # your library.

South Dakota School of Mines: 1970

Maher Barakat of Kuwait and Mines football punter is drafted by the Denver Broncos, he is the first and, so far, only, Mines player ever drafted by pro football. [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg. 125]