Jul. 6, 1996
Today's Reading: "The Gift" by Li-Young Lee from ROSE, published by Boa Editions, Ltd.
The 70th annual National Cherry Festival starts today in Traverse City, Michigan.
The Newport Music Festival opens today in Newport, Rhode Island.
South African writer Bessie Emery Head (WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER; MAROU) was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 1937.
It's the birthday of the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) born in Tibet in 1935.
The first feature-length film with sound, "The Lights of New York," premiered on this day at the Strand Theatre in New York in 1928.
It's the birthday of opera singer Dorothy Kirsten, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1910.
Louis Pasteur gave the first successful anti-rabies innoculation on this day in 1885.
The Republican Party was formed on this day in 1854 in Jackson, Michigan.
Revolutionary War hero, John Paul Jones, was born on this day in Kirkbean, Scotland in 1747.
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