Aug. 30, 1997
When Your Ship Comes In
Today's Reading: "When Your Ship Comes In" by Dick Allen from ODE TO THE COLD WAR, published by Sarabande Books (1997).
The Clothesline Fair, a music festival, begins today at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
The Saint Louis Blues Heritage Festival begins today in St. Louis.
The 38th Tuna Tournament starts today in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Cartoonist R. Crumb, creator of Fritz the Cat, was born in Philadelphia in 1943.
It's the birthday of baseball player Ted Williams (.344 lifetime batting average), born in San Diego in 1918.
Journalist and author John Gunther (INSIDE EUROPE; INSIDE ASIA; INSIDE USA), was born in Chicago in 1901.
Louisiana politician Huey Pierce Long, former governor and senator, was born in Winnfield, Louisiana in 1893.
British physicist Ernest Rutherford, the first to explain that radioactivity was produced by the disintegration of atoms, was born in Nelson, New Zealand, in 1871.
It's the birthday of Mary Shelley (FRANKENSTEIN), who eloped to Europe with poet Percy Shelley in 1814, born in London in 1797 to philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®