Dec. 21, 1996
Today's Reading:"Good Thought" by William Stafford from EVEN IN QUIET PLACES, published by Confluence Press.
Today is Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere; winter officially begins at 9:06 a.m., Eastern Time.
It's the anniversary of the 1946 premiere of Frank Capra's film IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, at New York City's Globe Theater. Jimmy Steward starred as George Bailey.
Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on this day in 1940. He was 44 years old and working on his novel THE LAST TYCOON.
Walt Disney's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, the first full-length animated talking picture, premiered on this day in 1937, in Los Angeles.
It's the birthday of writer Edward Hoagland, born in New York City, 1932.
Novelist and playwright Heinrich Boll (GROUP PORTRAIT WITH A LADY; THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM) was born on this day in Cologne, Germany, 1917.
The first feature-length silent film was released on this day in 1913. Mack Sennett's TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE starred Marie Dressler and Charlie Chaplin.
The first crossword puzzle was published in the NEW YORK WORLD on this day in 1913.
Baseball player Josh Gibson, known as the black Babe Ruth, was born on this day in Buena Vista, Georgia, 1911.
Samuel Slater opened the first cotton mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on this day in 1790.
It was on this day in 1620 that the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®