The Shield dedicates Issue 4 to Bernard Roller who sadly passed away over the holidays. Roller was a talented teacher, always dedicated to his students, and known for his great laugh. Roller first started working at Westmont as a Special Education teacher in August of 2007. He will be missed more than words can say.
This Day in History
By Ryan Abbasi
1643: English mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton is born.
1754: King’s College, currently Columbia University, is founded in New York City.
1896: Utah gains statehood, becoming the 45th U.S. State.
1936: Billboard magazine publishes first Pop Music Chart, ranking popular songs based on record sales.
1948: Myanmar gains independence from Great Britain.
1951: North Korean and Chinese militaries capture the city of Seoul in modern-day South Korea.
1966: Hollywood Actor Ronald Reagan announces his campaign for the office of Governor of California.
2007: Nancy Pelosi elected as the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
2010: Currently the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa opens in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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