“Please do not feed the squirrels. If you feed the squirrels, they’ll become overweight, and prone to disease. Their population will grow, and they’ll lose their ability to forage for food on their own. They will expect you to feed them and will attack you if you don’t. They’ll become like little welfare recipients, and you wouldn’t want to do this to them.”
source: Park sign
First Legal Forward Pass in Football
September 5, 1906
St. Louis University’s Bradbury Robinson throws one against Carroll College. Robinson’s first attempt at a forward pass was incomplete and resulted in a turnover according to 1906 rules. He did complete a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jack Schneider later in the game.
Illegal and experimental forward passes had been attempted as early as 1876, but this was the first legal forward pass in American football, after the change in rules.
The forward pass remained a seldom-used play until the famous first Army-Notre Dame Football Game, where Charley “Gus” Dorais and receiver Knute Rockne were able to use the forward pass to counteract Army’s size advantage. Till that time, receivers would come to a stop and wait for the ball, but Dorais passed to Rockne while Rockne was in full stride. American football would never be the same again, as the forward pass went from a seldom-used play to a principle strategy of the game.
The kinder a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. – Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian novelist.
Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara in the 1940s. A Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, Chiune and his wife wrote visas that saved 6,000 Jews, despite risks to his career and their family.