Bulletin Today | LegacyGeorge Aratani was as personally well-known as the imported products sold by the companies he founded — most notably, the Mikasa line of dinnerware, and Kenwood home audio equipment. Nevertheless, Aratani helped ensure that Americans knew the larger the story of the injustice inflicted on him and 122,000 Japanese Americans at the outbreak of World War II, when they were forced to leave their homes and live behind fences and under armed guard in internment camps, often losing their property and businesses …
Entertainment | News RoundupsHelen Johns Carroll, now 97, was only 17 years old when she represented the United States in swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics. That makes the gold medal she won 80 years old–and Carroll the product of a much different Olympic era.
News RoundupsData from the 1940 U.S. census became available to the public online yesterday—and interest was so great it nearly crashed the National Archives website.
PoliticsThese sisters were part of the Dominican Republic’s bloody struggle on the way to democracy. Watch: http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 For more about the Mirabel sisters, check out the Wikipedia entry.