Jul. 13, 1997
Today's Reading:"First Love" by John Clare.
The Great Circus Parade takes place today in Milwaukee with 65 restored circus wagons, 750 horses, clowns, animals, and marching bands.
The three-day Bon Festival begins today in Japan, also known as the Feast of Lanterns, with religious rites performed in memory of the dead.
The seven-day Maine Potato Blossom Festival starts today in Fairfield, Maine.
The 25th Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival begins today in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Frank Sinatra recorded his first song record, "From the Bottom of My Heart" with the Harry James Band on this day in 1939.
It's the birthday of Nigerian playwright Wol e Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1934.
English novelist David Storey (THE SPORTING LIFE) was born on this day in Wakefield, England, in 1933.
English Romantic poet William Wordsworth visited the ruins of Tintern Abbey on this day in 1798 and wrote a poem about them.
It's the birthday of English poet John Clare, born in Helpston, England, in 1793. He supported himself as field laborer and tenant farmer and spent the last 23 years of his life in an asylum where he continued to write poetry, including SELECTED POEMS AND PROSE.
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