Aug. 10, 1996
Encounter in August
Today's Reading:"Encounter in August" by Maxine Kumin from NURTURE, published by Viking Penguin (1988).
The Repub lican National Convention starts today in San Diego, California.
The 59th annual All-American Soap Box Derby festival begins today in Akron, Ohio.
The Railroaders Festival will be held today in Promontory, Utah.
Today is the start of the week-long Seward Silver Salmon Derby in Seward, Alaska.
The Chester County Old Fiddler's Picnic takes place today in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
It's the birthday of singer Eddie Fisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1928.
Mount Rushmore was dedicated by President Coolidge on this day in 1927.
In 1912, thirty year old writer Virginia Stephen married writer and editor Leonard Woolf in London.
Poet and playwright Witter Bynner was born in Brooklyn, New York, on this day in 1881.
Composer Douglas Moore (GIANTS OF THE EARTH; THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE) was born today in Cutchogue, New York in 1893.
It's the birthday of the 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, born in West Branch, Iowa, in 1874.
Today is the 150th birthday of the Smithsonian Institution, established by Congress on this day in 1846 according to the bequest of English mineralogist James Smithson, who donated his fortune in the aim of increasing knowledge.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®