Aug. 3, 1997
Today's Reading:"Ethics" by Thomas Traherne (1637-1674).
Volkfest, celebrating Swiss Independence Day, takes place today in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
The weeklong W.C. Handy Festival begins today in Florence, Alabama.
It's the birthday of poet Diane Wakoski, born in Whittier, California, in 1937.
Writer Leon Uris (BATTLE CRY; EXODUS), was born on this day in Baltimore, 1924.
It's the birthday of British mystery writer P.D. James, who acquired a vast knowledge of criminal procedure while working as a civil servant in the police department which she went on to use in her detective stories about Adam Dalgliesh. She was born in Oxford, England, in 1920.
Western novelist Walter Van Tilburg Clark (THE OX-BOW INCIDENT), was born on this day in East Orland, Maine, in 1909.
It's the birthday of science-fiction writer Clifford D. Simak (COSMIC ENGINEERS; WAY STATION), born in Milville, Wisconsin, in 1904.
World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, was born on this day in Dana, Indiana, in 1900.
English poet Rupert Brooke, best known for his sonnet sequence titled 1914, was born on this day in Rugby, England, in 1887.
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