Mar. 3, 1997
Woman with Flower
Today's Reading:"Woman with Flower" by Naomi Long Madgett from THE GARDEN THRIVES, published by HarperPerennial.
In Boston today the international exhibit, "Leonardo Da Vinci: Scientist, Inventor, Artist" opens at the Museum of Science, with over 250 drawings and working models of his inventions. The exhibit will be here for six months before moving on to Singapore.
On this day in 1931 Congress designated "The Star-Spangled Banner," an old British drinking song, as the national anthem for the United States.
It's the birthday of crime writer Nicolas Freeling, creator of the Dutch police inspector Piet van der Valk. He was born in London in 1927.
It's the birthday of Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Merrill (DIVINE COMEDIES), born in New York City in 1926.
The first issue of TIME magazine came out on this day in 1923. Henry R. Luce, just out of Yale, was its editor.
Cartoonist Ronald Searle, who became known for his series picturing schoolgirls of St. Trinian's School, was born on this day in Cambridge, England, 1920.
Biochemist Arthur Kornberg, who with his partner won the 1959 Nobel Prize for the discovery of mechanisms in the biological synthesis of RNA and DNA, was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York, 1918.
It's the birthday of stage producer Robert Whitehead, who produced 50 Broadway shows including THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, BUS STOP, and A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS; born in Montreal in 1916.
Actress Jean Harlow (HELL'S ANGELS; DINNER AT EIGHT) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on this day in 1911.
General Matthew B. Ridgway, who parachuted with his troops into Normandy on D-Day, was born on this day at Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1895.
It's the birthday of baseball Hall of Famer Wee Willie Keeler, born in Brooklyn, New York, 1872, who said, "Keep your eye clear and hit 'em where they ain't."
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