May 31, 1997
When I Heard at the Close of the Day
Today's Reading: "When I heard at the Close of the Day" by Walt Whitman.
The Printers Row Book Fair begins today on South Dearborn Street in Chicago.
It's the anniversary of the longest double-header in major league history; a game between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants in 1964 at Shea Stadium, lasting ten and a half hours.
It's the birthday of the founder of the Living Theater, Julian Beck, born in Manhattan in 1925.
American religious leader Norman Vincent Peale (THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING), was born on this day in Bowersville, Ohio, 1898.
It's the birthday of comedian Fred Allen, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1894.
It's the birthday of poet Walt Whitman, born in Huntington, Long Island, in 1819. In 1855 he published twelve poems in a book called LEAVES OF GRASS, a volume he would continue to revise and add to for the rest of his life.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®