Jun. 29, 1996
Today's Reading: "Caravaggio" by Daniel Halpern from TANGO, published by Viking Penguin, 1987.
Gettysburg Civil War Heritage Days begin today in Gettysburg,Pennsylvania.
It's the birthday today of two U.S. National Parks. The Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, known for its multi-storied cliff dwellings overlooking Montezuma Valley, was established on this day in 1909. And Washington state's Olympic National Park, with its rare temperate rain forest, was established in 1938.
Civil rights leader Stokeley Carmichael was born in Port of Spain, British West Indies in 1941.
It's the birthday of baseball player Harmon "Killer" Killebrew, born today in Payette, Idaho in 1936.
It's the birthday of American song writer Frank Loesser, born in New York City in 1910.
Panama Canal engineer George Washington Goethals was born today in Brooklyn, New York in 1858.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®