DorobekInsider: Happy birthday to Washington Technology’s Nick Wakeman
A happy birthday to Nick Wakeman, the editor in chief of Washington Technology.
Nick has had a very exciting year — welcoming the newest Wakeman into the world.
On this date in history:
It was this week in 1066 that William the Conqueror of Normandy first arrived on British soil. (Read more here.)
In 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the famed American novelist of the Jazz Age, was born.
1755… John Marshall, (9/24/1755 – 7/6/1835), the fourth chief justice of the United States, was born in Germantown, Virginia. Marshall also served as a congressman and as Secretary of State.
1789… Congress passed the First Judiciary Act, which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court.
1869… Financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market, sending Wall Street into a panic and leaving thousands of investors in financial ruin.
1960… The USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Va.
1968… “60 Minutes” premiered on CBS.
Other people born on this date:
* Joseph Kennedy II, former U.S. representative, D-Mass., turns 56
And some people born on this date in history:
* Jim Henson (Sept. 24, 1936 – May, 16, 1990), the American puppeteer; creator of the Muppets
* Stephen Bechtel (9/24/1900 – 3/14/1989), the American construction engineer; founded Bechtel Corp.