Oct. 15, 1996
Today's Reading:"Chores" by Maxine Kumin from CONNECTING THE DOTS, published by W. W. Norton & Company (1996).
The Norsk Hostfest, one of the country's largest Scandinavian festivals, begins today in Minot, North Dakota.
The human rights organization Amnesty International was established on this day in London, 1961.
It's the birthday today of actress and director Penny Marshall, born in New York City in 1942.
Theater director Jose Quintero, cofounder of New York's Circle in the Square Theater, was born on this day in Panama City, Panama, 1924.
It's the birthday of Italian novelist Italo Calvino (MR. PALOMAR), born in Cuba in 1923.
Novelist and screenwriter Mario Puzo (THE GODFATHER) was born on this day in New York City in 1920.
Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.(THE AGE OF ROOSEVELT; A THOUSAND DAYS: JOHN F. KENNEDY IN THE WHITE HOUSE) was born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, 1917.
Writer, diplomat John Kenneth Galbraith was born on this day on a farm near Iona Station, Ontario in 1908.
Novelist, playwright P. G. Wodehouse, the creator of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, was born on this day in Guildford, England, 1881.
It's the birthday of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, born in Rocken, Prussia, 1844.
It's the birthday in 70 BC of the Roman poet Virgil, born in Andes in Cisalpine Gaul.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®