In a Sept. 29, 2008 file photo then President Bush presents Paul Baran a 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
In 1969, Lanford Wilson co-founded the Circle Repertory Company, where many of his works had their premieres. The theater was a New York landmark until it closed in 1996.
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Young Laborers: Most of the garment workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory were young, immigrant women. On March 25, 1911, the New York City building caught fire, and 146 workers lost their lives in one the country's worst workplace tragedies.