Jan. 8, 1997
Today's Reading:"Cabin" by Walter McDonald from NIGHT LANDINGS, published by Harper and Row.
It's the birthday of hymn composer Lowell Mason ("Nearer My God to Thee") born in 1792 in Medfield, Massachusetts.
The Battle of New Orleans, the last battle of the War of 1812, took place on this day in 1815.
Cartoonist Peter Arno, who helped establish THE NEW YORKER magazine's reputation for sophisticated humor, was born on this day in New York City in 1904.
Journalist Charles Osgood was born on this day in New York City in 1933.
It's the birthday of Elvis (Aaron) Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1935.
Theoretical physicist and author Stephen W. Hawking (A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME) was born on this day in Oxford, England, 1942.
Sociologist, political scientist, and economist Emily Greene Balch was born on this day near Boston in 1867. She was a leader in the women's peace movement during and after World War I, winning the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1946.
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