Jun. 4, 1996
The Persistence of Nature in Our Lives
Today's Reading: "The Persistence of Nature in Our Lives" by Andrew Hudgins from SAINTS AND STRANGERS, published by Houghton Mifflin Company (1985).
It was on this day in 1070 that Roquefort cheese was discovered by accident when a shepherd forgot his lunch in a cave and returned several days later to find the cheese covered with mold which gave it a new flavor.
Poet, publisher Harry Crosby was born on this day in 1898; he founded the Black Sun Press, which published works by James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Hart Crane, Ezra Pound, and many others.
It's the birthday in 1904 in New York City of screenwriter and novelist Alvah Bessie.
It was on this day in 1940 that a flotilla of military and civilian crafts evacuated 335,000 Allied troops from the French town of Dunkirk as the German army swept through northern France.
In 1989 on this day, Chinese soldiers backed by tanks and armored personnel carriers opened fire on student pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, killing an estimated 2,600 people.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®