Feb. 17, 1997
Today's Reading:"TV" by Rodney Jones from THINGS THAT HAPPEN ONCE, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.
Today is President's Day, observed on the third Monday in February.
The first color television was demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London on this day in 1938.
Novelist Chaim Potok (THE CHOSEN; THE PROMISE) was born on this day in the Bronx, New York, 1929.
The first issue of Harold Ross's magazine, THE NEW YORKER, hit the newsstands on this day in 1925, selling for 15 cents a copy.
Apache war chief Geron imo died, of old age, on an Oklahoma reservation on this day in 1909.
Baseball announcer Walter Lanier "Red" Barber, the play-by play voice of the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Yankees, was born on this day in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1908.
Australian poet "Banjo" Paterson (A.B. Paterson), whose song "Waltzing Matilda" became Australia's unofficial national anthem, was born on this day in Narrambla, New South Wales, 1864.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®