This Week in Boomer History: Alberto Gonzales … Day the Music Died

Noteworthy events from our shared experience. On Feb. 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales wins Senate confirmation and is sworn in as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general. He was also the first Hispanic to serve as White House counsel. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (“The Big Bopper”) are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on Feb. 3, 1959 – “the day the music died” in Don McLean’s song “American Pie.” Mark Zuckerberg launches Thefacebook at Harvard on Feb. 4, 2004. Ten …