As always, Alex Shrugged's opinions are his own. Other people's work are their own. I include them here for the sake of completeness and to provide a second method of access to the material for the TSP history segment.
* Einstein's Brain is Missing, but Make No Assumptions -- Contributed by Alex Shrugged
* Refusing to Move to the Back of the Bus -- Contributed by Alex Shrugged
* Blowing Up Commercial Airlines: Now Illegal! -- Contributed by Southpaw Ben
* Notable Births -- See below.
* This Year in Film -- See below.
* This Year in Music -- See below.
* In Other News -- See below.
Einstein's Brain is Missing, but Make No AssumptionsContributed by Alex Shrugged
- "I have finished my task here."
- -- Albert Einstein, on his deathbed as he reviews his final calculations. 
Refusing to Move to the Back of the BusContributed by Alex Shrugged
It is March 2nd. As the bus driver approaches the next stop he sees several white people waiting. The white and Negro sections of his bus are full. The center section is a spillover area where several black women are seated. He tells them to move, but two of them stare off into the distance, unhearing. The bus driver hails a policeman. A black man gives up his seat to one of the girls, but everyone else remain seated. High school student Claudette Colvin is madder than a wet hen as the police drag her off to jail. This could be a test case... a way to take segregation back to the Supreme Court. Clifford Durr is good-old-boy insider and a lawyer. He quit his position as FCC Commissioner to fight Truman's loyalty oath hearings. (By Executive Order, federal employees were required to take a loyalty oath.) He talks Fred Gray, a negro lawyer, into taking Colvin's case. He loses and Colvin is convicted. Perfect. But in appeals the judge dismisses the charge of violation of the segregation laws, and gives Colvin a small fine. Momentum is lost. They will have to try again, and they won't have long to wait. Mary Louise Smith is next.    
Blowing Up Commercial Airlines: Now Illegal!Contributed by Southpaw Ben
On November 1st 1955, a flight was going from Denver Colorado to Portland Oregon. Around 7:03 pm United Airlines Flight 629 exploded over Longmont, Colorado,killing the 39 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Later investigation revealed that Jack Gilbert Grahamwas responsible for the bombing. His motive was to kill his mother to get revenge for his childhood, and to get a large payout from her life insurance policy. He had also blown up one of his mother's restaurants and collected on the property insurance from it. Bomb making materials identical to those found in the wreckage were found in Graham's possession. As the title suggests, at this time there were no laws on the book making the bombing of a commercial airline illegal. As a result, Graham was only charged with the premeditated murder of his mother, despite the 43 other deaths. He was found guilty and was executed on January 11, 1957.
- John Roberts: 17th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. 
- Mike Huckabee: Gov. of Arkansas, Fox News talk show host and presidential candidate. 
- Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people in the world. 
- Eric Schmidt: CEO of Novell, CEO of Google and Exec. Chairman of Alphabet Inc, a conglomerate that holds various Google companies. 
- Steve Jobs (died 2011 , age 56): Co-founder and CEO of Apple, and CEO of Pixar. 
- And in Entertainment...
- -- In Music: Eddie Val Halen, Billy Idol, and Reba McEntire. 
- -- Kate Mulgrew: Captain Janeway of the Star Trek: Voyager series. 
- -- Penn Jillette: From the magical team of Penn & Teller. (If you must have a favorite atheist, he is your man.--alexshrugged) 
- -- Bruce Willis: TV's Moonlighting, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense and more. 
- -- Whoopi Goldberg: Actress in The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, comedian and co-host of The View. 
This Year in Film
- Mister Roberts: Starring Henry Fonda as an XO who protects his crew from a vain and petty captain. (Still worth watching--alexshrugged). 
- Guys and Dolls: A musical starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. (Still worth watching--alexshrugged) 
- The Seven Year Itch: Marilyn Monroe stands on a subway grate as her dress lifts up. (No drooling, gentlemen.--alexshrugged) 
This Year in Music
In Other News
- The Hovercraft is invented using a vacuum cleaner and two tin cans. It is then classified as a government secret, killing further development. 
- The Disneyland theme park and Disneyland Hotel open for business: Also the Mickey Mouse Club makes its debut. 
- And events even more important than the above: (They cannot all get a mention, so something has to give.--alexshrugged)