Wednesday

Sep. 25, 1996

The Beautiful Changes

by Richard Wilbur

WEDNESDAY 9/25

Today's Reading:"The Beautiful Changes" by Richard Wilbur from THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES, published by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first woman on the US Supreme Court on this day in 1981.

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, famous for his interpretations of Bach, Beethoven and Schoenberg, was born on this day in Toronto in 1932.

It's the birthday of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, born in St. Petersburg on this day in 1906.

Sports columnist Red Smith was born on this day in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1905.

Oceanographer Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, longtime director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was born on this day in New Rochelle, New York, in 1904.

It's the birthday of Abstract Expressionist painter, Mark Rothko, born in Dvinsk, Russia, in 1903.

Novelist and short story writer William Faulkner (THE SOUND AND THE FURY; AS I LAY DYING; THE LIGHT IN AUGUST) was born on this day in New Albany, Mississippi, 1897.

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