April 11, 2002

When they were 25...

“Orson Welles coscripted, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane.

“Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic, thus winning a $25,000 prize.

“Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile. As he collapsed unconscious into the arms of his trainer, the loudspeaker announced, ‘The time was three—’. The uproar of the fans drowned out the rest of the announcement.”

Sigh.

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