Oct. 28, 1996
O Taste and See
Today's Reading:"O Taste and See" by Denise Levertov from POEMS 1960-1967, published by New Directions.
It's the birthday in Seattle, Washington of Bill (William Henry) Gates, 1955, who dropped out of Harvard at the age of 19 to cofound the Microsoft Corporation.
It was on this day in 1919 that the Senate passed the Volstead Prohibition Act, outlawing alcoholic beverages.
Jonas Salk, who created the first safe and effective polio vaccine, was born on this day in New York City, 1914.
Artist Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, Ireland, on this day in 1909.
It's the birthday of novelist Evelyn Waugh (BRIDESHEAD REVISITED), born in London in 1903.
Composer and music educator Howard Hanson was born on this day in Wahoo, Nebraska, 1896.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this day in 1886 on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.
Gilbert Grosvenor, early editor of the National Geographic, was born on this day in Constantinople, Turkey, 1875.
It's the birthday of French chef Auguste Escoffier (A GUIDE TO MODERN COOKERY), born in 1846.
Portrait painter Henry Inman was born on this day in Utica, New York, 1801.
Harvard University was founded on this day in 1636 when the Massachusetts General Court voted to spend 400 pounds to establish a college.
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