Jul. 25, 1996
Today's Reading:"Creatures" by Maxine Kumin from OUR GROUND TIME HERE WILL BE BRIEF, published by Penguin Books.
Annie Oakley Days start today in Greenville, Ohio.
The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival begins today in Davenport, Iowa.
In Clute, Texas the Great Texas Mosquito Festival begins today.
Nebraska's Big Rodeo begins today in Burwell, Nebraska.
In 1909 an airplane, flown by Louis Bleriot, crossed the English Channel for the first time.
Bulgarian born writer, Elias Canetti (AUTO-DA-FE; CROWDS AND POWER) was born in 1905.
Longshoreman and philosopher, Eric Hoffer (THE TRUE BELIEVER),was born in New York City in 1902.
American painter, Maxfield Parrish, was born in Philadelphia in 1870.
Today in 1868 Congress established the Wyoming Territory.
It's the birthday of producer, playwright, David Belasco, was born in San Francisco in 1853.
On this day in 1850 gold was discovered in the Rogue River in the Oregon Territory.
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