Aug. 23, 1997
Driving Toward the Lac Qui Parle River
Today's Reading: "Driving Toward the Lac Qui Parle River" by Robert Bly from SILENCE IN THE SNOWY FIELDS, published by Wesleyan University Press.
The Champlain Valley Fair begins today in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Ballerina Patricia McBride was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, in 1942.
Molecular biologist H.O. Smith, whose work opened the door to genetic engineering by allowing scientists to carve out a piece of DNA from one organism and splice it into another, was born in New York City in 1931.
Screen idol Rudolph Valentino died of peritonitis in New York City in 1926.
Dancer, choreographer, and actor Gene Kelly (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) was born in Pittsburgh in 1912.
Fanny Farmer opened her School of Cookery in Boston in 1902; she was among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health.
Biologist Albert Claude, who never graduated from high school, but won the 1974 Nobel for his analysis of the sub-structure of the cell, was born in Longlier, Belgium, in 1898.
American poet and author Edgar Lee Masters (SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY) was born in Garnett, Kansas, in 1869.
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