Oct. 11, 1996
Today's Reading:"Song" by W. H. Auden from COLLECTED POEMS, published by Carcanet Press.
The King Biscuit Blues Festival starts today in Helena, Arkansas.
The Harvest Jubilee begins in Danville, Virginia, today.
It's the first day of the Fire-Ant Festival in Marshall, Texas.
The Gumbo Festival starts today in Bridge City, Louisiana.
It's the Polkafest in Manden, North Dakota, today and tomorrow.
On this day in 1936, the first radio quiz show with cash prizes went on the air - PROFESSOR QUIZ AND HIS BRAINBUSTERS.
In 1919 the first attempt was made on a commercial airliner to serve a meal in flight.
Choreographer Jerome Robbins, was born in New York City in 1918.
Nobel laureate Francois Mauriac was born on this day in Bordeaux, France (1885).
It's the birthday of (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt, born in New York City (1884).
Lewis Fry Richardson, the first scientist to predict weather mathematically, was born in Northumberland, England, in 1881.
Henry John Heinz, known as "the Pickle King," was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1844.
It was on this day in 1835 that Thomas Carlye's maid accidentally burned his 260-page manuscript of THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®