Nov. 17, 1996
The Circle on the Grass
Today's Reading:"The Circle on the Grass" by Jane Kenyon from OTHERWISE, published by Graywolf Press (1996).
It's the birthday of film director Martin Scorsese (TAXI DRIVER; RAGING BULL), born in Flushing, New York, 1942.
Writer and historian Shelby Foote, author of THE CIVIL WAR: A NARRATIVE and narrator of the PBS Civil War series, was born on this day in Greenville, Mississippi, 1916.
Grace Abbott, who led reform efforts to crack down on unfair child labor practices in this country, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, 1878.
It's the anniversary of the 1734 libel case that set a standard for freedom of the press in the American colonies. Printer and journalist John Peter Zenger was arrested and charged with libel for criticizing the governor in his newspaper. Zenger won his case in court.
American religious martyr Anne Hutchinson was born in Alford, England, in 1591.
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