Jul. 30, 1997
Today's Reading:"The Appeal" by Emily Bronte (1818-1848).
Ghost Towns of the San Juans Festival begins today in Lake City, Colorado.
It was on this day in 1975 that former Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Bill on this day in 1965.
On this day in 1938 George Eastman demonstrated the first color motion pictures.
It's the birthday of writer William H. Gass (OMENSETTER'S LUCK), born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1924.
Historian and author C. Northcote Parkinson, who said "work expands to fill the time available for its completion," now known as Parkinson's Law, was born on this day in Durham, England, in 1909.
It's the birthday of English sculptor Henry Moore, born in Castleford, in 1898.
Henry Ford, who established the Ford Motor Company in 1903 and introduced the Model T in 1908, priced at $950, was born on this day on a farm in Springwells Township, Michigan, in 1863.
Economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen (THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS), was born on this day in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, in 1857.
It's the birthday of English novelist and poet Emily Bronte, whose book WUTHERING HEIGHTS was criticized for being wicked and offensive when it was published in 1847. She was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1818.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®