Aug. 3, 1996
Today's Reading: "Sunday" by Howard Nemerov from TRYING CONCLUSIONS, published by University of Chicago Press.
It's the birthday in New York City of singer Tony Bennett, born in 1929.
Mystery novelist P. D. James, who wrote detective stories about Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard, was born in Oxford, England, in 1920.
It's the birthday of journalist Ernie Pyle, whose column was carried by nearly 200 newspapers, born in Dana, Indiana, in 1900.
Poet Rubert Brooke, a member of the so-called Lost Generation of World War I, was born today in Rugby, England, in 1887.
George Francis Fitzgerald, a physicist who suggested a method to produce radio waves, was born in Dublin in 1851.
Elevator inventor, Elisha Graves Otis, was born in Halifax, Vermont, in 1811.
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