Jul. 14, 1996
Today's Reading: "Bat" by Eamon Grennan from SO IT GOES, published by The Ecco Press.
The 30th annual Children's Festival begins today in Jacksonville, Oregon.
It's the birthday of director Ingmar Bergman ("Persona," "Fanny and Alexander"), born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1918.
President Gerald Ford was born today in 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska.
It's the birthday of folksinger Woody (Woodrow Wilson) Guthrie ("So Long, It's Been Good to Know You," "This Land is Your Land"), born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912.
Writer Irving Stone was born today in San Francisco in 1903.
It's the birthday of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester, England in 1858.
A mob stormed the Bastille today in 1789 after two days of Paris rioting, the beginning of the bloody French Revolution. Bastille Day became a national holiday in 1880.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®