Sep. 17, 1997
Today's Reading: "The Artist" William Carlos Williams from COLLECTED POEMS 1939-1962, published by New Directions.
Political cartoonist Jeff MacNelly, creator of the comic strip SHOE, was born in New York City, in 1947.
Writer Ken Kesey, author of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION, was born in La Junta, Colorado, in 1935.
Country singer and songwriter Hank Williams was born in Georgiana, Alabama, in 1923.
Gothic novelist Mary Stewart was born in Sunderland, England, in 1916.
English choreographer Frederick Ashton was born in Guayaquil, Equador, in 1904.
Physician and poet William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1883.
One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Antietam, took place in 1862 along Antietam Creek, near the Potomac River in northern Maryland.
The United States' constitution was unanimously approved in 1787 by delegates from 12 states during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
It was on this day in 1630 that Boston was officially named after the town of the same name in Lincolnshire, England.
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