Sep. 5, 1996
The High School Band
Today's Reading: "The High School Band" by Reed Whittemore from THE PAST, THE FUTURE, THE PRESENT, published by University of Arkansas Press (1990).
The Utah State Fair begins today in Salt Lake City.
The 23rd International Seaplane Fly-In Weekend starts today in Greenville, Maine.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Chili and Bluegrass Festival gets underway.
The month-long Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks festival begins today in El Paso, Texas, with performances of THE TEMPEST, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET, and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
The world's longest road tunnel opened on this day in 1980 in Europe (ten miles through the Swiss Alps beneath the St. Gotthard Pass).
It's the birthday of novelist Frank Yerby (THE FOXES OF HARROW; THE GOLDEN HAWK; THE SERPENT AND THE STAFF), born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1916.
American composer John Cage ("Four Minutes and Thirty-three seconds"), was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1912.
It's the birthday of novelist Arthur Koestler (DARKNESS AT NOON), born in Budapest in 1905.
Darryl Zanuck, who pioneered the conversion to sound movies, producing the JAZZ SINGER IN 1927, was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, in 1902. His other films include THE GRAPES OF WRATH, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and MASH.
It's the birthday in 1847 of the American outlaw, Jesse James.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®