Henry Louis Gates
publication date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
clue: Disorderly conduct probably happens a lot more in his civics classes now.
explanation: Gates was a distinguished professor at Harvard who was arrested for disorderly conduct in his own house, setting off a national controversy. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Walter Chesser, and Jesse King
|This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.|