Thursday

Sep. 4, 1997

131 Besides the Autumn poets sing

by Emily Dickinson

748 Autumn -- overlooked my Knitting --

by Emily Dickinson

THURSDAY 9/4

Today's Reading: "Besides the Autumn Poets Sing" and "Autumn" by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

The Danville Harvest Jubilee begins today in Danville, Virginia.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma the Chili and Bluegrass Festival begins today.

Food critic and cookbook author Craig Claiborne was born in Sunflower, Mississippi in 1920.

Novelist Mary Renault, best known for her Greek historical novels (THE LAST OF THE WINE; THE KING MUST DIE; THE BULL FROM THE SEA) was born in London in 1905.

Beatrix Potter sent a note to her governess' son on this day in 1893 with the first drawings of Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT was published eight years later.

The great Apache chief Geronimo surrendered to General Nelson A. Miles in 1886, in the Arizona territory.

Architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, who designed the Flatiron building in New York City and Chicago's lake front area, was born in Henderson, New York, in 1846.

In 1781 Los Angeles was founded by Spanish decree, first an Indian village, Yangma, it was renamed Portiuncula in 1769 by Spanish explorers.

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