The Daily Goodbye
Howard Zinn, who wrote the best-selling "A People's History of the United States," died Wednesday in Santa Monica where he was to give a speech. A proudly left-wing historian, he called his book a response to traditional works which had mostly ignored the point of view of those who do not wield power. Quite a contrast to Louis Auchincloss, who died Tuesday, the chronicler of the upper crust.
Here's a video of Zinn talking about how he wants to be remembered, from BigThink.com
Andrew E. Lange, a Caltech physicist and co-leader of an international team that produced a detailed image of remnants of the Big Bang showing the universe is flat, died Friday in an apparent suicide.
The young girl who played Little Orphan Annie on the radio during the Depression has died. Shirley Bell Cole, who started the job when she was 10 years old, supported several families with her paycheck.
January 28, 2010; 8:35 AM ET
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