Tuesday

Jul. 30, 1996

Appetite

by Maxine Kumin

TUESDAY 7/30

Today's Reading: "Appetite" by Maxine Kumin from THE LONG APPROACH, published by Viking Press.

The full moon, also known this month as the Thunder or Hay Moon, falls a few hours after perigee, a combination expected to produce the highest and lowest tides of the year.

It was on this day in 1975 that former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa was last seen outside a restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed the medicare bill, establishing health care benefits for the elderly.

The first modern paperback books went on sale on this day in 1935, issued by British publisher Penguin.

The first color motion pictures were demonstrated on this day in 1928 by George Eastman.

Writer William Gass was born in Fargo, North Dakota, on this day in 1924.

Historian, author C. Northcote Parkinson was born in Durham, England in 1909. Parkinson's Law: "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

Sculptor Henry Moore was born on this day in Castleford, England, in 1898.

It's the birthday of economist, sociologist Thorstein Veblen (THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS) in Manitowox County, Wisconsin, in 1857.

English novelist, poet Emily Bronte (WUTHERING HEIGHTS) was born on this day in Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1818.

It was on this day in 1619 that colonists in Jamestown, Virginia, established the first legislative assembly in America, the House of Burgesses.


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