He was one of 2 students from the Bronx High School of Science who was chosen to go to the Hayden Planetarium with Bob Seger, who was at the time, Tyson’s role model. He spent the day with Segan and when it was time for Tyson to head home, the bus that he was supposed to take didn’t show up. Tyson continued to call Segan and tell him what had happened. Segan invited him to his home to stay for the night so he could head back in the morning, an offer which Tyson was eager to accept. (Contemporary Authors
He also had a sister named Peggy Myers. At a very young age of twelve, he realized his zest to draw. He then went to study at Chicago Academy of Fine Arts to continue his love of art. “Then, he dropped out of high school and joined the Army in September 1953. During his military services, his cartoons that he drew were published in the ‘Pacific Stars and Stripes’ magazine” (thefamouspeople.com).
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, to parents Spaulding Bradbury and Ester Moberg Bradbury in Waukegan, Illinois. Later becoming a literary powerhouse in the world of mainstream science fiction, Bradbury grew up admiring such authors as L. Frank Baum, Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Despite making his decision to become a writer around the age of twelve and only going as far as high school in terms of his formal education, Bradbury 's works and the style in which they were written will live on
My story takes place in Chicago, IL. Melissa Martin was about to graduate from The University of Chicago in one month. William Mollard was in graduate school studying geography. He was going to propose to Melissa on her graduation day. He has been planning this for months, but has been held back by his work of studying places on the outskirts of Montana.
Walt Disney is the person we picked that is most heroic. Walt Disney created Disney world not being experienced or knowing the outcome of it. With that said by him not knowing if he was going to even make a profit or completely be unsuccessful, I think it shows bravery and courage in his character. As well as the disney theme parks he has achieved many other things. Like holding the world record for most academy awards, 22 oscars from 59 different nominations and he was presented with 2 Golden Globe special achievement awards.
The reader must know a thing or two about Michael Crichton 's life in order to understand how it influenced the novel, The Andromeda Strain. Michael Crichton was born on October 23, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois (“Michael,” Encyclopedia). As a child Crichton was surrounded by literature: “Crichton 's father was a journalist and his mom often took her children to plays, movies and museums” (“Michael,” Encyclopedia). Although, “Crichton was often ill as a child, which led him to spend more time indoors playing with electric trains and performing amateur scientific experiments” (“Michael,” Encyclopedia). He would then go on to graduate from Harvard with his medical degree (“Michael,” Biography).
Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till was born on July 25, 1941 and was a fourteen year old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi. His murder has been known as a key event that empowered the Civil Rights Movement. Chris Crowe the author of this book is an English professor at Brigham Young University. Crowe began writing as he was teaching English, spending numerous evenings, weekends, and occasions hammering out stories and articles on an electric Smith Corona typewriter that year, he also published his first article. When he was 25, he was a writer for The Arizona Golfer, and the following summer began composing a humor section for The Latter Day Sentinel.
Upton Sinclair, a novelist, writer, journalist, political activist, and politician, was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1878. Sinclair began college at the age of 14 at the City College of New York. Sinclair aspired to be a poet, but eventually followed a different route. He began working on literary works that would cause major reforms in society. In 1904, Sinclair spent seven weeks in disguise in Chicago’s meat packing district to research his novel, The Jungle.
At age nineteen London enrolled into Oakland High School as a freshman. He quit and then studied hard to try to get accepted into the University of California at Berkeley. Due to low income London had to drop out after a semester. His brother- in- law invited him to join the Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon. Although they didn 't find gold, that experience made him realize the stories he could tell, and it became his inspiration to write The Call of the Wild.
The family moved to Brooklyn afterwards. Unable to go college after high school, Miller worked numerous odd jobs until he was accepted into the University of Michigan. There he wrote his first play, No Villain. Miller’s playwright professor was Kenneth Rowe, who taught him various techniques to create intricate plays. Due to a college football injury, he was not in active service during World War II, thus starting his writing career.
I decided to do my writing on James Earl Chaney. James Earl Chaney was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1943. He also went to a catholic school for his first nine grades.He wore NAACP badges to school to mark support of the civil rights movement and was suspended by the principal that feared what an all-white school board would think about it. He joined the fight for freedom as a teenager by participating in bus protests in 1962. James also participated in other non-violent protests with his younger brother.
I just continued to work cleaning the school. On weekends I would help out my brother, Panchito, and Papa. We would listen to Braceros and Papa would tell us stories that happened to him in Mexico during our half hour of lunch we had. Papa told us once that he joined the Cristero Revolt in 1926, and unfortunately he had been shot in the knee and was in jail for 6 months. Papa sometimes said that he wanted to be a strawberry sharecropper, and when the opportunity came, he felt torn.