International Young Eagles Day 2018 is on Thursday, June 14, 2018: Who was called "The Lone Eagle."?
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The Lone Eagle's Contribution to Cardiology by Richard J. Bing, M.D.
Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974) at the age of 70. The inscription reads as follows: Dr. Richard J. Bing Professor of Medicine Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California Charles A. Lindbergh (Photograph from the personal file of the author.)
Famous solo flight to Paris
Practically everyone knows that Charles Lindbergh made the famous solo flight to Paris in 1929; he was born in Detroit on February 4, 1902, spent some of his youth in Little Falls, Minnesota, and was involved in the unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate by his father. Many are also aware of his barnstorming days, his self-imposed exile, his controversial participation in political movements, and finally his interest in environmental causes. Many also remember that he married Ann Morrow, the daughter of the American ambassador to Mexico and partner of J.P. Morgan. He died in Hawaii in 1974. For his aviation exploits, Charles Lindbergh was called the "Lone Eagle." His life, however, was not one of continuing triumphs. It was darkened by the horrible experience of the kidnapping and murder of his infant son.
Involved in medical research
These facts are known to the general public. Few people, however, know that Lindbergh was also involved in medical research. This is why I met him and worked with him at the Rockefeller Institute in New York in 1936. I was a young physician, 27 years old, working at Carlsberg Biological Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, to learn cell culture methods. There, I met both Lindbergh and Alexis Carrel, the surgeon. Both attended an international meeting of biology to demonstrate their new perfusion system. In setting up this apparatus, they needed someone who spoke both Danish and English, and luckily I was assigned the job. Carrel and Lindbergh planned to establish their perfusion system in Denmark, and I was chosen to learn their method in New York and return to Copenhagen where the perfusion system was to be installed. After several attempts, Carrel was able to obtain a Rockefeller stipend for me, and after some painful interviews with the Rockefeller people in Paris (the personnel at the Paris Headquarters of the Foundation had no concept of the Nazi menace), I traveled to New York, stopping in England to visit the Lindberghs in Seven Oaks, Kent. :)lAS08
Best place to live in Santiago Chile with a young family?
The best place to live in Santiago with a young family is in the Lo Barnechea area. The area is an upper class municipality which is safe and secure for expatriates. The neighborhood is beautiful. Also, many other americans and diplomats live in the area. An excellent resource to look at housing in this area can be found on the web at: www.svpropiedades.cl For under CHP 1,500,000 a month, you can rent a house in a gated community that has amenties such as golf and tennis. I would pick a house with air conditioning and central heating which not every house has. Central airconditioning is still rare even among the upper class due to electricty costs but you can survive the few hot months (January & February) with a split level room conditioner.
In Chile, maids are inexpensive ($350-500 a month to live with you) and can greatly aid your family with the day to day hassles of meal preparation, shopping and cleaning. If your company is paying for your accommodation, it is normal that the salary for a maid is included in your housing allowance. Most middle class families in Chile have a maid and this is considered a normal part of living and not an extravagance. During your first week living in Chile, ask your neighbors or coworkers to find a maid -- this is the easiest way to get someone competent.
The oldest and best international school for americans is Nido de Aguilas (Eagle's Nest). The website is: www.nido.cl The school has many social activities for families and is a great place to meet other Americans and english speakers.
Any info on Helen Keller as she became older?
Despite her controversial political beliefs, Helen Keller contributed greatly to society throughout her adult and later-adult life.
Helen went on to become a world-famous speaker and author. She is remembered as an advocate for the handicapped, as well as numerous causes. She was a suffragist, a pacifist and a birth control supporter. In 1915 she founded Helen Keller International, a non-profit organization for preventing blindness. Helen and Anne Sullivan traveled all over the world to over 39 countries, and made several trips to Japan, becoming a favorite of the Japanese people. Helen Keller met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson and was friends with many famous figures including Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Twain.
Helen Keller was a member of the Socialist Party and actively campaigned and wrote in support of the working classes from 1909 to 1921. She supported Socialist Party candidate Eugene V. Debs in each of his campaigns for the presidency. Her political views were reinforced by visiting workers. In her words, "I have visited sweatshops, factories, crowded slums. If I could not see it, I could smell it."
Newspaper columnists who had praised her courage and intelligence before she came out as a socialist now called attention to her disabilities. The editor of the Brooklyn Eagle wrote that her "mistakes sprung out of the manifest limitations of her development." Keller responded to that editor, referring to having met him before he knew of her political views:
"At that time the compliments he paid me were so generous that I blush to remember them. But now that I have come out for socialism he reminds me and the public that I am blind and deaf and especially liable to error. I must have shrunk in intelligence during the years since I met him...Oh, ridiculous Brooklyn Eagle! Socially blind and deaf, it defends an intolerable system, a system that is the cause of much of the physical blindness and deafness which we are trying to prevent."
On September 14, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Helen Keller the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States' top two highest civilian honors.
Keller devoted much of her later life to raise funds for the American Foundation for the Blind. She died on June 1, 1968, passing away 26 days before her 88th birthday, in her Easton, Connecticut home.
In 2003, the state of Alabama honored Keller — a native of the state — on its state quarter. The Helen Keller Hospital is also dedicated to her.