Aug. 6, 1997
Today's Reading:"Doves" by Lisel Mueller from WAVING FROM SHORE, published by Louisiana State University Press (1989).
Today at 12:08 pm EDT, it's the halfway point of summer, with 46 days, 7 hours, and 48 minutes remaining until the autumn equinox.
The 12-day Georgia Mountain Fair begins today in Hiwassee, Georgia.
The Indiana State Fair gets underway today in Indianapolis.
The 62nd annual Old Fiddlers' Convention begins today in Galax, Virginia.
It was on this day in 1945 that the B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing over 105,000 civilians.
In 1926 the talkies, motion pictures with sound, were seen for the first time at the Warner Theater in New York City.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Richard Hofstadter (THE AGE OF REFORM; ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM) was born on this day in Buffalo, New York, in 1916.
It's the birthday of comedienne Lucille Ball, born in Butte, Montana, in 1911.
Sociologist and writer Scott Nearing, who was blacklisted for many years for his pacifist politics, was born on this day in Morris Run, Pennsylvania, in 1883.
It's the birthday of bacteriologist Alexander Flemming, who discovered penicillin in 1928 when mold appeared in a culture dish; born in Lochfield, Scotland, in 1881.
It's the birthday of English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, England's poet laureate for more than 40 years, born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, in 1809.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®