Monday

Sep. 23, 1996

Morning

by Billy Collins

MONDAY 9/23

Today's Reading:"Morning" by Billy Collins, published in POETRY, June 1996.

In the Hebrew calendar, today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a time for fasting, repentance and seeking forgiveness.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was first performed on stage in New York City in 1964.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets' "That'll be the Day" became the number one record in US on this day in 1957.

Sigmund Freud died on this day in 1939.

Singer, pianist Ray Charles (Robinson) was born on this day in Albany, Georgia, in 1930.

It's the birthday today of saxophonist John William Coltrane who was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, 1926.

Physicist Clifford G. Shull, 1994 Nobel Prize winner for physics, was born on this day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1915.

The first of producer Mack Sennet's slapstick Keystone Kops films, COHEN COLLECTS A DEBT, was released on this day in 1912.

Columnist Walter Lippmann ("Today and Tomorrow")was born on this day in 1889 in New York City.

It's the birthday of pioneering nutritionist Sir John Boyd Orr, Kilmaurs, Scotland, 1880, whose studies during the 1930's determined that minimal nutritional requirements were beyond the financial means of half of Britain's population.

It's the birthday of inventor Robert Bosch in Albeck, Germany, 1861. He invented the magneto, which generated current for the first practical automobile ignition system.

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