Jul. 12, 1996
Is It a Month?
Today's Reading: "Is It a Month" by J. M. Synge from THE BOOK OF IRISH VERSE, published by Galahad Books, 1995.
Boston's Bastille Day Celebration, the largest in the country, takes place today.
The Minneapolis Aquatennial, a nine-day civic water festival, begins today.
The Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival starts today in Talkeetna, Alaska.
It's the birthday today of painter Andrew Wyeth, born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in 1917.
It's the birthday of comedian Milton Berle in New York City in 1908.
American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer was born today in Radzymin, Poland, 1904.
It's the birthday of essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, Henry David Thoreau, born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817.
Today is the birthday in New York City of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895, who collaborated with Richard Rodgers on many musicals including "Show Boat," "Oklahoma," "Carousel," and "South Pacific."
It's the birthday of visionary architect and engineer, R. Buckminster Fuller, born in Milton, Massachusetts, 1895, who developed the geodesic dome, the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure.
Norwegian opera soprano Kirsten Flagstad was born today in 1895 in Hamar, Norway.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®