Sep. 16, 1996
Today's Reading:"Motorcycle" by Louis Jenkins from NICE FISH, published by HolyCow! Press.
It's the birthday today of black-literature scholar and theorist, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who was born in Keyser, West Virginia, in 1950.
Writer James Alan McPherson was born today in Savannah, Georgia, 1943. His short-story collection ELBOW ROOM won the Pulitzer Prize.
It's the birthday of writer John Knowles (A SEPARATE PEACE; 1960), born in Fairmont, West Virginia, in 1926.
B. B. King was born on this day in Itta Bena, Mississippi, 1925; he was a disk jockey in Memphis, where his radio name, Beale Street Blues Boy, was shortened to B. B.
Psychoanalyst Karen Horney, who suggested that a person's upbringing and social factors played a large role in their mental health, was born on this day in Hamburg, Germany, in 1885.
Piano builder Henry Steinway sold his first American made piano on this day in 1853.
It's the birthday of railroad baron James J(erome) Hill, who was born in Guelph, Ontario, in 1838, and went to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he learned the transportation business.
It's the birthday of historian Francis Parkman (THE OREGON TRAIL; 1849), born in Boston in 1823.
It was on this day in 1620 that 102 Puritan separatists and a small crew set sail from Plymouth, England, in the Mayflower, bound for the New World.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®