Jun. 3, 1996
My Sad Self: To Frank O'Hara
Today's Reading: "My Sad Self: To Frank O'Hara" by Allen Ginsberg from COLLECTED POEMS, published by Harper & Row.
It's the birthday of automobile manufacturer Ransom Eli Olds in Geneva, Ohio in 1864, who designed the three-horse power, curved-dash Oldsmobile.
Ernest L. Thayer's classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" was first printed on this day in 1888 in the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER.
Dancer, singer Josephine Baker, who became a sensation on the Paris stage in the 1920's, was born in 1906.
It's the birthday of poet Allen Ginsberg, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1926.
The creator of the New York City Marathon, Fred Lebow, was born in Arad, Romania in 1932.
It was on this day in 1942 that the Battle of Midway began in the Pacific Ocean when U.S. naval forces intercepted a Japanese attack on Midway Island.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®