Oct. 10, 1996
Today's Reading:"October 10" by Wendell Berry from COLLECTED POEMS, 1957-1982, published by North Point Press.
This is the first day of the Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland, Maryland.
The month-long Fair of 1850 begins today in Lumpkin, Georgia, with cane-grinding and syrup making.
The World Mystery Convention opens today in Saint Paul, Minnesota, featuring a "Black Mystery Writers Symposium" with Walter Mosley.
George Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS opened at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on this day in 1935.
English playwright Harold Pinter (THE HOMECOMING) was born on this day in London, 1930.
Janet Flanner's first "Letter from Paris" appeared in THE NEW YORKER on this day in 1925.
It's the birthday of jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1917.
In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women's Social and Political Union to fight for women's emancipation in Britain.
It's the birthday of Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, born in Borgonovo, Switzerland, in 1901.
On this day in 1881, Charles Darwin published what he considered his major work: "The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms with Notes on their Habits."
Giuseppe Verdi (LA TRAVIATA; AIDA; RIGOLETTO) was born on this day near Busseto, Italy, in 1813.
"The Father of American engineering," Benjamin Wright, was born on this day in Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1770.
It's the birthday of English physicist Henry Cavendish, who discovered many properties of electricity. He was born in Nice, France, in 1731.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®