Jim Lyon, General Director, Church of God Ministries
It was a very eventful year. Jane Wyman, who would become an Academy Award-winning actress and the first wife of Ronald Reagan, was born. John F. Kennedy was born, too, as was American jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded and the National Hockey League was formed. Finland declared its independence from Russia, but the Czar had bigger problems to worry about: Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks would later in the year assume full control of what would shortly become the Soviet Union.