Jul. 19, 1996
Today's Reading: "A Walk" by Raymond Carver from WHERE WATER COMES TOGETHER WITH OTHER WATER, published by Random House.
The 26th Olympiad, the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games, opens today in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Mozart Festival gets underway today in San Luis Obispo, California.
The Salem Art Fair & Festival begins in Salem, Oregon.
The 48th annual Song of Hiawatha Pageant begins today in Pipestone, Minnesota.
Today is the opening of the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival in Yarmouth, Maine.
It's the birthday in 1921 in New York City of medical physicist Rosalyn S. Yalow, who developed a technique called RIA (radioimmunoassay) which uses radioisotope tracing and immunology to measure substances in blood and other bodily fluids.
Journalist and author Edgar Snow, the first journalist to reach Chinese Communists' base in Shensi Province in 1936, was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1905.
In 1863, during the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry attempted to capture Fort Wagner near Charleston, the first use of African-American troops in the war.
The organized Women's Rights Movement began on this day in 1848 when a convention, called by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, convened at Seneca Falls, New York.
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