Sep. 15, 1997
Little Orphan Annie
Today's Reading: "Little Orphan Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916).
Today is observed as Battle of Britain Day, marking the end of the heaviest bombing raid by the German Luftwaffe, in 1940.
It's the anniversary of the founding of Greenpeace in 1971.
Film director and screenwriter Oliver Stone (PLATOON; BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY; JFK) was born in New York City in 1946.
Soprano Jesse Norman was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1945.
Singer and pianist Bobby Short was born in Danville, Illinois, in 1926.
Film director Jean Renoir (GRAND ILLUSION; THE RULES OF THE GAME) was born in Paris, in 1894.
Poet and novelist Claude McKay, a leading light of the Harlem Renaissance, was born in Sunny Ville, Jamaica, in 1890.
Mystery writer Agatha Christie, creator of eccentric sleuth Miss Jane Marple, was born in Torquay, England, in 1890.
Humorist Robert Benchley was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1889.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®