Mar. 29, 1997
Today's Reading:"Shepherdess" by Norman Cameron.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical THE KING AND I opened on Broadway on this evening in 1951, starring Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner.
Novelist Judith Guest was born on this day in Detroit, 1936. Her novel ORDINARY PEOPLE was the first unsolicited manuscript that Viking Press had published in over 26 years.
Singer and actress Pearl Bailey was born on this day in Newport News, Virginia, 1918.
Former US senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy was born in Watkins, Minnesota, in 1916.
It's the birthday of Helen Wells, author of the Cherry Ames nurse series, was born on this day in 1910.
Coca-Cola went on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta on this day in 1886. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claimed it could cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.
It's the birthday of one of the architects who helped design Rockefeller Center, Raymond Hood, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in 1881.
Elihu Thomson, inventor of the high-frequency generator and transformer and the incandescent method of electric welding, was born on this day in Manchester, England, 1853.
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven was buried on this day in Vienna in 1827, amidst a crowd of more than 10,000 mourners.
Italian physician Santorio Santorio, the first to use precision instruments in medicine, was born in Capodistria, in what is now Slovenia, 1561.
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