Aug. 17, 1997
Today's Reading:"Morning Walk" by Mary Oliver from WEST WIND, published by Houghton Miflin Co. (1997).
The week-long Union Fair and Maine Blueberry Festival begins today in Union, Maine.
The Antique Fire Apparatus Muster and Show takes place today at Wheaton Village in Millville, New Jersey.
Europe's oldest music festival, The Three Choirs Festival, starts today at Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England.
Allied forces took control of the island of Sicily in 1943 during World War II.
Novelist Alix Kates Shulman (MEMOIRS OF AN EX-PROM QUEEN) was born near Cleveland, in 1932.
Painter and sculptor Larry Rivers, a predecessor of the Pop Art Movement, was born in New York City, in 1923.
Actress Mae West, who wrote much of her own material and had three of her shows shut down by police during the 20's and 30's, was born in Brooklyn, in 1893.
English physician Thomas Hodgkin, the first to identify the malignant lymph tissue disease that became known as Hodgkin's Disease, was born in Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1798.
Frontiersman Davy Crockett, was born in Greene County, Tennessee, in 1786.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®