Saturday

Jul. 12, 1997

My Elusive Guest

by Maxine Kumin

SATURDAY 7/12

Today's Reading:"My Elusive Guest" by Maxine Kumin from THE LONG APPROACH, published by Viking.

On this day in 1957, the Surgeon General announced the discovery of the first scientific link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.

Comedian Bill Cosby, was born on this day in Philadelphia, in 1937.

It's the birthday of American concert pianist Van Cliburn, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1934.

American realist painter Andrew Wyeth, best known for his painting "Christina's World," was born on this day in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in 1917.

It's the birthday of Norwegian operatic soprano Kirsten Flagstad, born in Hamar, Norway, in 1895.

It's the birthday of comedian Milton Berle, born in New York City in 1908.

Chilean poet and political activist Pablo Neruda (RESIDENCIA ON LA TIERRA or RESIDENCY ON EARTH) was born on this day in Parral, Chile, in 1904.

It's the birthday of architect and engineer R. Buckminster Fuller, creator of the geodesic dome, born in Milton, Massachusetts, in 1895.

Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani was born on this day in Livorno, Italy, in 1884.

Photographic pioneer George Eastman, who made photography available to the masses with his invention of the first simple camera, was born on this day in Waterville, New York, in 1854.

It's the birthday of American essayist, philosopher and poet Henry David Thoreau (WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS), born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817.

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