Jan. 5, 1997
Today's Reading:"Calypsomania" by Anthony Brode from Punch Magazine.
American Naval officer Stephen Decatur was born in Sinepuxent, Maryland, in 1779.
Inventor and razor-blade manufacturer, King Camp Gillette, was born on this day in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1855.
It's the birthday of astrologist Jeane Dixon, born in Medford, Wisconsin, 1918.
American poet W.D. Snodgrass was born on this day in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, 1926.
Choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey Jr. was born on this day in Rogers, Texas, 1931.
It's the birthday of Swiss playwright, novelist, and essayist Friedrich Durrenmatt, born near Bern, Switzerland, in 1921.
American composer, author and actor Jack Norworth ("Shine on Harvest Moon") was born on this day in 1879.
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