The first National Coming Out Day was organized by the Human Rights Campaign on October 11, 1988.
Wonder why Google's homepage doodle featured a barcode today? October 7 is the anniversary of the first patent for a barcode, awarded to Drexel alumni Bernard Silver '47 and Norman Joseph Woodland '47.
For more information about N.J Woodland, see this article from the May 8, 2000 Hagerty Library newsletter (pdf).<
Constantine Papadakis (1946-2009) served as president of Drexel University from Aug.
Richard David Breslin (b. 1937/38) served as president of Drexel University from Sept.
William S. Gaither (b. 1932) served as the president of Drexel University from May 1984 through his resignation on Oct.
William Walsh Hagerty (1916-1986) served as president of Drexel from September 1, 1963, to his retirement in 1984 -- at nearly 21 years, Drexel's longest presidency. Like his predecessor James Creese, Hagerty also oversaw a long period of expansion for Drexel; most notably, the school’s transformation from an institute of technology into Drexel University in 1970.