1931 – Born on the 5th of May.
1955 – He became paraplegic because of polio.
1980 – He was elected to the United States Senate.
1986 – He announced that he would not seek re-election.
– He returned to his teaching position.
– On the 27th of June he completed work on the book galleys of his collected essays.
– He died on the 29th of June,an apparent suicide, a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning.