Dec. 31, 1996
A Display of Mackerel
Today's Reading:"A Display of Mackerel" by Mark Doty from ATLANTIS, published by Harper Perennial.
The first New Year's celebration dates back to around 2000 BC in Mesopotamia.
American composer Jule Styne, whose musicals include GYPSY and FUNNY GIRL, was born on this day in London in 1905.
Russian-born violinist Nathan Milstein was born on this day in Odessa in 1903.
French painter Henri Matisse, whose work inspired many 20th century artists, was born on this day in northern France in 1869.
It's the birthday of WWII army general, George Marshall, in Union Town, Pennsylvania, 1880.
Civil War general, George Meade was born in Spain on this day in 1815.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®