Sep. 1, 1996
Today's Reading: "Mrs. Lot" by Vassar Miller from IF I HAD WHEELS OR LOVE, published by Southern Methodist University Press.
September comes from the Latin word for seven. It was the seventh month of the Roman year.
Its the anniversary of the beginning of World War II, when Germany invaded Poland on this day in 1939.
During this month, Mercury will be in the evening sky until about the 11th, then will reappear in the morning sky around the 25th. Venus will be the morning star.
It's the birthday of conductor Seiji Ozawa who was born in Hoten, Japan, in 1935.
Country singer Conway Twitty was born in Friars Point, Mississippi, in 1933.
Chemist Karl August Folkers, who isolated the vitamin B-12, the only effective agent against pernicious anemia, was born in Decatur, Illinois, in 1906.
The popular comic actress of the 1920s, Marilyn Miller, was born on this day in Evansville, Indiana, in 1898.
Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan, was born on this day in Chicago in 1875. He wrote 25 Tarzan books spawning the comic-strip, film, television, and radio versions.
It was on this day in 1830 that Sarah J. Hales' poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published in Boston.
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