Aug. 19, 1996
Today's Reading: "Allegiances" by William Stafford from THE DARKNESS AROUND US, published by Harper Perennial.
The Wyoming State Fair begins today in Douglas, Wyoming.
It was on this day in 1989 that Poland became the first country in Eastern Europe to topple one-party rule when Solidarity's Tadeuz Mazxowiecki took the office of prime minister.
It's the birthday of William Jefferson Clinton, born in Hope, Arkansas, in 1946.
It was on this day in 1934 that the German people went to the polls and voted by a huge margin to allow Adolf Hitler to take both titles of president and chancellor.
Science fiction writer Gene Roddenberry, creator of STAR TREK, was born today in El Paso, Texas, in 1921.
It's the birthday of writer Ogden Nash, born in Rye, New York, 1902.
Actress Lynn Fontanne, who teamed up with husband Alfred Lunt, was born on this day in Milwaukee, 1892.
It's the birthday of aviator Orville Wright born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1871.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®