Jul. 31, 1996
Today's Reading: "A Shore" by Timothy Steele from A NEW GEOGRAPHY OF POETS, published by University of Arkansas Press (1992).
Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus and Jesuits.
The annual Moby Dick Marathon begins today in Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut with a marathon reading taking place on the deck of a whaling ship.
Jazz pianist, composer Horace Silver was born on this day in 1928 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Italian writer and chemist Primo Levi (IF THIS IS A MAN, OR SURVIVAL IN AUSCHIWITZ) was born on this day in Turin, Italy, in 1919.
Pathologist Theobald Smith, who discovered the causes and immunology of several infectious and parasitic diseases, was born on this day in Albany, New York, in 1859.
Geologist Richard Dixon Oldham, who found evidence of the existence of the Earth's core, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1858.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®