Jul. 24, 1997
Today's Reading:"Bonnard's Nudes" by Raymond Carver from ULTRAMARINE, published by Vintage Books.
The 26th annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival gets underway today in Davenport, Iowa.
The Old Time Flywheel Reunion starts today in Macon, Missouri, with antique tractor and engine exhibitions.
It's the birthday of novelist and short-story writer John D. MacDonald, author of more than 70 mysteries and thrillers, born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, in 1916.
It's the birthday of Zelda Sayre (SAVE ME THE WALTZ), who married novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1900.
Aviator Amelia Earhart, who flew solo across the Atlantic in 1932, was born on this day in Atchison, Kansas, in 1897.
Poet and novelist Robert Graves, who wrote about the WW I carnage he witnessed in his memoir GOODBYE TO ALL THAT (1929), was born on this day in London, in 1895.
It was on this day in 1847 that Brigham Young and a party of Mormon pioneers arrived at the Great Salt Lake Valley in present- day Utah.
French dramatist and novelist Alexandre Dumas (THE THREE MUSKETEERS; THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO), was born on this day in Villers- Pere, France, in 1802.
It's the birthday of explorer Jean-Nicolas Nicollet, who surveyed the Mississippi River and mapped the region between the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, born in Cluses, France, in 1786
It's the birthday of the great liberator Simon Bolivar, who freed Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia from Spain, born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1783.
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