May 2, 1997
Love and Sleep
Today's Reading:"Love and Sleep" by Algernon Swinburne.
The three-day Apple Blossom Festival begins today in St. Joseph, Missouri.
The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival starts today in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, featuring Cajun music, street dancing, and thousands of pounds of crawfish.
In Richmond, Missouri the Richmond Mushroom Festival gets underway.
The two-day Tennessee River Fiddlers Convention starts today in Florence, Alabama.
It's the anniversary today of the first successful nonstop transcontinental flight in 1923, when Lieutenants Oakley Kelly and John Macready took off from New York, bound for the West Coast.
It's the birthday of Indian film director Satyajit Ray (PATHER PANCHALI; APARAJITO; THE WORLD OF APU), born in Calcutta in 1921.
Singer, actor Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (WHITE CHRISTMAS; GOING MY WAY; THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S) was born on this day in Tacoma, Washington, in 1904.
It's the birthday of pediatrician Benjamin Spock, born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1903. His 1945 book, BABY AND CHILD CARE, has been translated into 39 language and sold more than 40 million copies.
It's the birthday of lyricist, Lorenz Milton Hart, who met his life-long collaborator, Richard Rodgers when he was 23 years old. He was born in New York City in 1895. Their work together produced around 1,000 songs.
Ballroom dancer Vernon Castle was born on this day in Norwich, England, in 1877.
Jesse Lazear, the American physician who helped prove that yellow fever was transmitted by mosquitoes, was born on this day in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1866.
It's the birthday of the British physiologist William Maddock Bayliss, who gave us the word "hormone." He was born in Wolverhampton, England, in 1860
Parliamentarian Henry Martyn Robert, who gave us ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER, was born on this day in Robertville, South Carolina, in 1837.
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