Technology in the News Today
Born on this Day in History: October 1, 1963 - Born in California, Mark McGwire was one of the most powerful hitters in baseball during the 1980s and 1990s. He played for the Oakland Athletics, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. In 1998, he set a record for the most home runs in a single season, which was broken in 2001 by Barry Bonds. In 2010, McGwire admitted to using steroids "off and on" for nearly a decade, including when he beat the home-run record in 1998. He also said that he didn't need performance-enhancing drugs, and that he believed he'd been "given a gift to hit home runs."
On this Day in History: October 1, 1890 - An act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "Don't Feed the Bears" signs.