May 10, 1996
The Skokie Theater
Today's Reading: "The Skokie Theatre" by Edward Hirsch from WILD GRATITUDE, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
The Lilac Festival begins today in Rochester, New York with over 500 varieties of lilacs in bloom.
The first American victory of the Revolutionary War took place on this day when Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys mounted a surprise raid and captured Fort Ticonderoga.
The first transcontinental railroad line was completed on this day in 1869; the 1,776-mile track had taken more than six years to complete.
It's the birthday of dancer Fred Astaire (Top Hat, Flying Down to Rio), born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1899.
Dancer Judith Jamison was born in Philadelphia on this day in 1944.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®