Jul. 7, 1996
Today's Reading: "Mrs. Simpkins" by Stevie Smith from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF STEVIE SMITH, published by James McGibbon.
It's the birthday, probably on this day around 1906 in Mobile, Alabama, of pitcher Satchel Paige, a star in the Negro Baseball Leagues and major league player for the Cleveland Indians.
Painter Marc Chagall was born on this day in Vitebsk, Russia in 1887.
Novelist, journalist Abraham Cahan (editor of the "Jewish Daily Forward") was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1860.
Composer, conductor Gustav Mahler was born in Kaliste, Bohemia in 1860.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®