Tuesday

Oct. 22, 1996

Martial's Epigrams (excerpt)

by Henry Howard

TUESDAY 10/22

Today's Reading:An excerpt from "Martial's Epigrams" by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

The Cuban Missile Crisis peaked on this day in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation on television and demanded the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.

It's the birthday of painter Robert Rauschenberg, born in Port Arthur, Texas, 1925.

Canadian poet and novelist Norman Levine was born in Ottawa on this day in 1924.

It's the birthday of novelist Doris Lessing (THE GOOD TERRORIST), born in Kermanshah, Iran, 1919.

A flu epidemic was sweeping the United States on this day in 1918, which eventually killed about 500,00 people.

Photographer Harry Callahan was born on this day in Detroit, 1912.

It's the birthday of geneticist George Beadle, who demonstrated that genes influence heredity by controlling chemical reactions, born on this day in Wahoo, Nebraska, 1903.

Journalist and political activist John Reed, author of TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD on which the film REDS was based, was born on this day near Portland, Oregon, 1887.

Chemist Stephen Moulton Babcock, who in 1890 developed a method for measuring the butterfat content of milk, was born today near Bridgewater, New York, 1843.

In 1784 on this day, in the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the six Iroquois nations ceded all territory west of the Niagara River to the United States.

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