The next generation

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Hollie Newton
Feb 2, 2014

50 years ago, 1964: Jackie Robinson, the first Negro to break into major-league baseball, resigned as a top executive of Chock Full O' Nuts Coffee and Restaurant Company to join Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's presidential campaign organization.

25 years ago, 1989: More than 50 demonstrators halted morning traffic for more than 35 minutes on the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge to protest insufficient action by government and society to stop the AIDS epidemic. AIDS had killed more Americans than died in combat during the Vietnam War.

10 years ago, 2004: Tacking Jr. or II onto a boy's name seemed too common, so a new father - self-described engineering geek - took a software approach to naming his newborn son. Jon Blake Cusack talked his wife into naming their son Jon Blake Cusack 2.0.

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The Hero Zone

Number Johnny Five!