Oct. 11, 1995
Today's reading: "Freight Cars" by Stephen Dobyns from VELOCITIES, published by Penguin.
Birthday of Mason Locke Weems who is remembered for fictitious stories he presented as historical facts such as George Washington and the cherry tree.
Sir George Williams, who founded the Young Men's Christian Assoc., born in 1821.
"Pickle king" Henry John Heinz born in 1844.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt born in 1884.
Birthday of cosmetics manufacturer Charles H. Revson, born in 1906.
Dancer and choreographer Jerome Robbins born in 1918.
Professor Quiz and His Brainbusters was first radio show on this day in 1936 to award cash prizes.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®