Today In Fact, 8 January

The king of Rock-n-Roll was born in Tupelo Mississippi today in 1935. Elvis Presley came to embody all the good and bad of the popular music industry.

A man who would have liked the music but perhaps not Elvis’ lifestyle choices also shared a birthday with the King. Born today in Poland in 1894, Maximilian Kolbe went on to give his life in Auschwitz so that another man might live.

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (