Nov. 3, 1996
My Own Heart
Today's Reading:"My Own Heart" by Gerard Manley Hopkins, from THE POEMS OF GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, published by Oxford University Press.
The New York City Marathon takes place today with 25,000 runners from all over the world.
It's the birthday of writer Martin Cruz Smith (GORKY PARK), born in Reading, Pennsylvania, 1942.
Michael Stanley Dukakis, the son of Greek immigrants, was born on this day in Brookline, Massachusetts, 1933.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (FATHER SKY AND MOTHER EARTH), the first Aboriginal writer to be published, was born in Stradbroke Island, Australia, 1920.
Photographer Walker Evans was born today in St. Louis, 1903. He started out wanting to be a writer but switched to photography and set out to capture, in his words, "the elevated expression, the literate, authoritative and transcendent statement which a photograph allows."
It's the birthday of novelist and hero of the French Resistance during World War II, Andre Malraux, born in Paris, 1901.
It's the anniversary of the first national automobile show, which opened at New York's Madison Square Garden in 1900.
Writer, politician, and early Minnesota settler, Ignatius Donnelly was born today in Philadelphia, 1831. His books include THE GREAT CRYPTOGRAM, ATLANTIS, and CAESAR'S COLUMN.
It's the birthday of longtime NEW YORK EVENING POST editor William Cullen Bryant, born in Cummington, Massachusetts, 1794.
Stephen Fuller Austin, one of the founders of the state of Texas, was born on this day in Wythe County, Virginia, 1793.
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