As a disabled, would-be bus and subway rider, Rev. Karuth gathered firsthand wisdom to pass along to MBTA officials, who more than 30 years ago thought it would be too difficult to make public transportation more accessible. 7:05 p.m.
In e1939, when General Francisco Franco’s troops invaded Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, Neus Català led 182 orphans in her charge out of the mayhem and across the snow-covered Pyrenees to safety in France. 8:53 p.m.
Thomas Silverstein, a violent white supremacist gangster who was held in isolation longer than any other American inmate in a federal prison and personified a campaign against solitary confinement as cruel and unusual punishment, died May 11 in Lakewood, Colorado. 8:46 p.m.
Edwin Drummond, a mountaineer and poet who made international headlines by scaling landmarks like the Statue of Liberty as a form of protest, died April 23 at a care facility in Oakland, California. 8:26 p.m.
Stanton T. Friedman, whose conviction that extraterrestrials have arrived on Earth led him to leave his career as a nuclear physicist to lecture widely about alien visitations, died May 13 in Toronto. 8:14 p.m.