Jun. 13, 1997
Red River Valley
Today's Reading:"Red River Valley" by an anonymous author.
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of the poor and the illiterate.
It's the birthday of English novelist and diarist Fanny Burney (DIARIES AND LETTERS; EVELINA; CECILIA), born in King's Lynn, England, in 1778.
Pulitzer Prize winning poet and writer Mark Van Doren, who taught at Columbia University from 1920 to 1959, was born on this day in Hope, Illinois, in 1894.
It's the birthday of English detective fiction writer, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, creator of detective character Lord Peter Wimsey; born in Oxford in 1893.
Nobel prize-winning Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats, was born on this day in Dublin in 1865.
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