Jun. 25, 1996
Today's Reading: "Intruding" by Marge Piercy from CIRCLES ON THE WATER, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Today is the anniversary of the Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended three years later with an armistice formally dividing the country in two --- North Korea and South Korea.
It's the birthday of American architect, Robert Venturi, born in Philadelphia in 1925.
Film director Sidney Lumet ("Long Day's Journey into Night") was born on this day in Philadelphia, 1924.
Author Dorothy Gilman (Mrs. Polifax novels) was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1923.
It's the birthday of English novelist, Nicholas Mosley, born in London in 1923.
Author George Orwell (ANIMAL FARM, 1984) was born today in Bengal, India in 1903.
Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium on this day in 1903.
Broadway director, George Abbott ("Damn Yankees," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"), was born today in Forestville, New York in 1913.
It was on this day in 1857 that French writer Gustave Flaubert went on trial in Paris for
offences against public morality in his novel MADAME BOVARY.
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