May 30, 1996
Today's Reading: "Brilliance" by Mark Doty from MY ALEXANDRIA, published by University of Illinois Press.
Nineteen year old Joan of Arc, charged with heresy and witchcraft and tricked into confessing, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France in 1431.
English playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed on this day in 1593 at the age of 29.
The first American daily newspaper, THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, began publication in Philadelphia on this date in 1783.
Director Howard Hawks (BRINGING UP BABY, THE BIG SLEEP) was born on this day in 1896 in Goshen, Indiana.
Writer Countee Cullen was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1903.
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