The day before he died, John F. Kennedy was looking ahead to the challenges of the future: "We stand on the edge of a great, new era, filled with both crisis and opportunity, an era to be characterized by achievement and by challenge. It is an era which calls for action."
Samuel L. Jackson doesn't just talk tough in the movies. Lately, he's been getting tough on bad grammar, too — whether it's used by fans of his on Twitter or even by Barack Obama. "Somebody needs to be the grammar police," the 64-year-old actor says.
Tourists can't imagine Sydney without its opera house — yet this famous building, which opened 40 years ago, was completed only after a long struggle. In the end, it was 10 years late and had cost 14 times the amount that had originally been estimated.