A Genius arrives on our doorstep.


Plus, a nun wins big bucks. 

Also, a controversial musical opens for a limited run but eventually rocks Broadway.

Wednesday, October 17th, the 291st day of 2012





Today is Mulligan Day, a day to give yourself or someone else a second chance, a day for a do-over.







Today is Work on Your Charisma Day.







1933: Dr. Albert Einstein moved to Princeton, NJ, after arriving in the United States from his troubled homeland of Germany.







1979: The Nobel Peace Prize went to Mother Teresa of India for her 30 years of work on behalf of the poor in Calcutta.  The “prize” consists of somewhere around $1 million.






1967: A controversial musical opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater for a limited run. After much trial and error, involving several openings and closings, it eventually opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater on April 29, 1968. It closed on July 1, 1972 after 1,742 performances.   It was “Hair.”