Jan. 31, 1996
Today's reading: "Life Study" by Stephen Orlen from THE MORROW ANTHOLOGY OF YOUNGER AMERICAN POETS, published by William Morrow & Co.
Birthday of composer Franz Schubert, born near Vienna in 1797.
In 1837 the first installment of Oliver Twist appeared in a London magazine edited by Charles Dickens.
Birthday of novelist and short-story writer, John O'Hara, born in Pennsylvania in 1905.
Jackie Robinson, first black player in the baseball's major league, was born in 1919.
Novelist Norman Mailer was born in New Jersey on this day in 1923.
Scotch tape was first marketed in 1928 by the 3M company.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®