Sep. 29, 1997
Today's Reading: "Exit Alone" by Margaret Hasse from STARS ABOVE STARS BELOW, published by New Rivers Press (1984).
30,000 Jews were gunned down in Kiev, Russia, in 1941, when Heinrich Himmler sent four strike squads in behind the advancing German army, assigned to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other "undesirables."
Labor activist and politician Lech Walesa was born in Popowo, Poland, in 1943.
Cowboy actor Gene Autry turns 90, born in Tioga, Texas, in 1907.
Physicist Enrico Fermi, who built the first nuclear reactor in 1942, was born in Rome in 1901.
Naval hero Viscount Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, England, in 1758.
Novelist Miguel de Cervantes, author of THE INGENIOUS HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA (1605), was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®