Nov. 11, 1996
An Upward Look
Today's Reading:"An Upward Look" by James Merrill from A SCATTERING OF SALTS, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Today is Martinmas, the Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours, born around 316.
Today is also Armistice Day, now called Veteran's Day, celebrating the anniversary of the armistice between Allied and Central Powers.
It's the anniversary today of the 1940 Great Armistice Day Blizzard in Minnesota that killed 59 people, many of them deer hunters.
Kate Smith first sang "God Bless America" during her regular radio broadcast in 1938.
It's the birthday of Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, in Mexico City, 1928.
Comedian Jonathan Winters was born on this date in Dayton, Ohio, 1925.
It's the birthday of novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE), born today in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1922.
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (HOUSE OF THE DEAD; CRIME AND PUNISHMENT; THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV), was born on this day in Moscow, 1821.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®