Jan. 22, 1997

Who Loves the Rain

by Frances Shaw


Today's Reading:"Who Loves the Rain" by Frances Shaw from SILVER PENNIES, published by MacMillan (1961).

Today is historically the coldest day during the year in the United States.

Today is the feast day of St. Vincent, patron saint of wine growers.

It's the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 of Roe V. Wade, when the court struck down state laws restricting abortions.

Thornton Wilder's play OUR TOWN opened on this evening at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1938.

It's the birthday of jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1924.

Poet and NEW YORKER magazine poetry editor Howard Moss was born on this day in New York City, 1922.

Choreographer George Balanchine was born on this day in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1904.

It's the birthday of soprano Rosa Ponselle, who sang with the Met for 19 seasons. She was born in Meriden, Connecticut, 1897.

Filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who introduced the close-up, the scenic long shot, cross-cutting, and fade-outs, was born on this day in Floydsfork, Kentucky, 1875.

It's the birthday of Swedish playwright August Stringberg, born in Stockholm, 1849.

Poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, was born on this day in London, 1788.

English politician and philosopher Francis Bacon was born on this day in London, 1561.

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