Sep. 28, 1997
Today's Reading: "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930).
The Fryeburg Fair gets underway today in Fryeburg, Maine.
Blues singer Koko Taylor was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1938.
Singer Ben E. King, lead singer for the Drifters and composer of "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me," was born in Henderson, North Carolina, in 1938.
Actress Brigitte Bardot was born in Paris in 1934.
Actor Marcello Mastroianni (LA DOLCE VITA; LA NOTTE; 8 ¸), was born in Fontana Liri, Italy, in 1924.
The "Black Sox" baseball scandal erupted in 1920 when eight members of the Chicago White Sox team were indicted on charges of taking bribes to lose the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Ed Sullivan, who worked as a Broadway columnist before emceeing his weekly television variety show, was born in Harlem, New York, in 1901.
The Battle of Hastings got underway in 1066 when William, Duke of Normandy, soon to be known as William the Conqueror, crossed the English Channel with his army of 5,000 knights and marched them toward Hastings.
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