In 1950 the first International Pancake Race, an annual event on Shrove Tuesday, was held in
Liberal, Kansas. The event pits the women of Liberal against the women of Olney, Bucks, England.
In 1952 Elizabeth Taylor is married to hubby number two, actor Michael Wilding. And in 1956 Martin
Luther King, Jr. and 88 other protestors are indicted by a Montgomery, Alabama Grand Jury for
Born on this date - educator Alice Freeman Palmer (1855), classical guitarist Andrés Segovia (1893), actress Ann Sheridan (1915), director Sam Peckinpah (1925), humorist Erma Bombeck (1927) and fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy (1927).