Aug. 11, 1997
The Crossed Apple
Today's Reading:"The Crossed Apple" by Louise Bogan from DARK SUMMER, published by C. Scribner's Sons (1929).
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Clare of Assisi, founder of the order of the Poor Clares.
A minor clash between the California Highway Patrol and two black youths set off six days of rioting in the Watts area of Los Angeles in 1965; 34 people died and 3,000 more were arrested.
The 44 year old avant-garde artist Jackson Pollock died in 1956 when his car hit a tree on Long Island.
Writer Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ROOTS, was born in Ithaca, NY 1924.
English children's story writer Enid Blyton, creator of the Little Noddy character, was born in London, in 1897.
Poet Louise Bogan, the NEW YORKER'S poetry critic for nearly 40 years, was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, in 1897.
Poet Hugh MacDiarmid (A DRUNK MAN LOOKS AT THE THISTLE; A KIST OF WHISTLES), was born in Langholm, Scotland, in 1892.
Physician James Bryan Herrick, the first to detect and describe sickle-cell anemia, was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1861.
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