See the heading, which states that a woman of color
Would have been a slave until Andrew Johnson’s time (1865; he succeeded Lincoln as President)
Could not vote until Calvin Coolidge’s time as VP (1921-23)
Had to attend a segregated school until Richard Nixon’s time as VP (1953-61)
And could not have her own bank account until Spiro Agnew’s time (1969-73), when Nixon was President.
Though it should also be pointed that both of Ms Harris’s parents first came to the US in the 1950s and 60s.
Also note: Walter Mondale, who was Jimmy Carter’s deputy in 1977-81, died recently at the age of 93. Carter is the longest-lived President, who is now over 96.
The Carter-Mondale pair lived for over 40 years after their terms concluded in 1981.
Thomas Marshall, Woodrow Wilson’s deputy in 1913-21, was known for his dry sense of humour:
“Marshall was known for his quick wit and good sense of humor. On hearing of his nomination as vice president, he announced that he was not surprised, as “Indiana is the mother of Vice Presidents; home of more second-class men than any other state”. One of his favorite jokes, which he delivered in a speech before his departure for Washington, D.C., to become vice president, recounted a story of a man with two sons. One of the sons went to sea and drowned and the other was elected vice president; neither son was ever heard from again. On his election as vice president, he sent Woodrow Wilson a book, inscribed “From your only Vice”.”
The longest-lived Vice-President was John N Garner (1933-41) who lived to be almost 99. Levi Morton (1889-93) lived to be exactly 96.
Tail Piece: Walter Mondale was probably the only US Vice President to inaugurate a Winter Olympics (in 1980).
and then for others (including prominent limited-overs players, female players, domestic players and others connected with the game):
The most well-known Test players here include ED Weekes, JH Edrich, JR Reid, DM Jones and CPS Chauhan.
Some of the deaths were clearly linked to Covid, notably that of CPS Chauhan.
A point of interest is that JE Manners was the longest-lived first-class player at the time of his death at 105. Another centenarian Vasant Raiji passed away at 100. For a few months he was the longest living first-class player.
Rajinder Goel was one of the leading wicket-takers in Indian domestic cricket but was unfortunate to play at a time when there were too many established spinners competing for Test places.
“Chuni” Goswami had a good record in domestic cricket but he was better known for his soccer skills. He captained India to a rare gold medal in the Asian Games besides playing in the Rome Olympics.
Many people in India an elsewhere will be celebrating the birthday of someone born in Austria on Apr 20, 1889. Instead, we now look at April 21.
April 21 is “Civil Service Day” in India.
1864: Max Weber, sociologist
1882: Percy Bridgman, physicist
1915: Anthony Quinn, actor
1922: Alistair Maclean, writer.
1926: Queen Elizabeth II
1945: S. Venkataraghavan, cricketer
1910: Mark Twain, writer
1946: John Maynard Keynes, economist
1971: Francois Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
2013: Shakuntala Devi, show business
2015: J. B. Patnaik, politician
Note: There was some speculation as to whether Queen Elizabeth would abdicate on her birthday following the death of Prince Philip. April 21 is her actual birthday, while it is an official celebration in June to make it a more convenient public holiday.
Note that he has a younger brother, also a first-class cricketer, who is living at 87.
Now there is nothing remarkable about his cricket career (except perhaps that he played along with DB Deodhar and Vasant Raiji, the only other Indian f-c cricketers to cross 100). He played in 7 f-c matches.
In June 2020, he became India’s longest-living first class cricketer following the death of Vasant Raiji. Later in 2020 he celebrated his 100th birthday. Following the death of NZ player Alan Burgess in early 2021, Raghunath became the world’s oldest living first-class player.
This article seems to have the most recent picture of him:
If he is still living a little more than a year from now he will become India’s longest-living f-c player (after Deodhar). By July 2026, he would have become the oldest such player from all countries, (after John Manners). On the way he would pass the record of N Gordon, the only Test player here who lived to be a little over 103.
He may not be fully aware of his and other’s records, as he has been a patient of Dr Alzheimer for some time. He lives in an old-age home in Mumbai.
Update: He died on Sep 5, 2021 at the age of 100 years and 288 days.