Mar. 23, 1997
His Father's Cadaver
Today's Reading:"His Father's Cadaver" by Sharon Olds from THE WELLSPRING, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
It's the anniversary of the first performance of Handel's oratorio MESSIAH, performed in London in 1743.
It was on this day in 1775 that Patrick Henry spoke to the House of Burgesses calling for the organization of militia for the possible war against England, saying "·Give me liberty or give me death!"
It's the birthday of Daniele Bovet, discoverer of the first antihistamine, born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1907.
Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa (RASHOMON; THE SEVEN SAMURAI) was born on this day in Tokyo in 1910.
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