Wednesday

Jul. 16, 1997

From an Autobiography

by Harvey Shapiro

WEDNESDAY 7/16

Today's Reading:"From an Autobiography" by Harvey Shapiro from NATIONAL COLD STORAGE COMPANY: NEW & SELECTED POEMS, published by Wesleyan University Press (1988).

It's the birthday of Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter and actor Ruben Blades, born in Panama City, in 1948.

Violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on this day in 1948.

The first atomic bomb was tested on this day in 1945 at 5:30 a.m. in the desert at Alamogordo Air Base in New Mexico.

Norwegian novelist, playwright and short-story writer Dag Solstad, was born on this day in Sandefjord, Norway, in 1941.

Writer Anita Brookner (HOTEL DU LAC) was born on this day in London in 1928.

The last Russian czar, Nicholas II, along with his family, servants, and doctor, were shot to death by the Bolsheviks on this day in 1918.

It's the birthday of actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (FLYING DOWN TO RIO; THE GAY DIVORCEE; FOLLOW THE FLEET), born in Independence, Missouri, in 1911.

It's the birthday of crusading black journalist Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862.

Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science and THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, was born on this day in Bow, New Hampshire, in 1821.

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