Aug. 16, 1996
An Archival Print
Today's Reading: "An Archival Print" by William Stafford from THE DARKNESS AROUND US, published by Harper Perennial.
Today is the Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee in Sturgis, South Dakota.
The Coshocton Canal Festival in Coshocton, Ohio starts today.
The Mark Twain Days Festival starts today in Hartford, Connecticut with frog-jumping and raft-building contests, a spelling bee, and a "Markathon" reading of Twain's books.
The Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Colorado Springs starts today.
The Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest Irish music and cultural event, starts today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Texas Ranch Roundup begins today in Wichita Falls, Texas.
The Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival starts today in Yankton, South Dakota.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, the African-American Cultural Festival takes place today.
It was on this day in 1977 at 3:30 p.m. that Elvis Presley was pronounced dead at Memphis Baptist Hospital.
Baseball player Babe Ruth died on this day in 1948 at the age of 53.
Poet and short story writer, Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany, in 1920.
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