Oct. 4, 1997
Today's Reading: "Home Movies" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan from WHERE I COME FROM, published by Guernica (1997).
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order.
The 26th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta begins today in New Mexico.
The annual reenactment of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Germantown takes place today in Philadelphia.
The annual return of spawning salmon will be celebrated this weekend at the Salmon Days Festival in Issaquah, Washington.
The Long Beach Island Chowder Cook-Off starts today in Beach Haven, New Jersey.
Novelist Anne Rice, famous for her Vampire Chronicles series, was born in New Orleans, in 1941.
Writer and futurist Alvin Toffler, who coined the term 'future shock,' was born in New York City in 1928.
Puerto Rican playwright and short-story writer Rene Marques was born in Arecibo in 1919.
Journalist and short-story writer Damon Runyon, whose story collection GUYS AND DOLLS became the basis for the Broadway musical, was born in Manhattan, Kansas, in 1884.
Botanist Edward Murray East, whose genetic research led to the development of hybrid corn, was born in Du Quoin, Illinois, in 1879.
Author Edward Stratemeyer, creator of the HARDY BOYS, ROVER BOYS, NANCY DREW, and THE BOBBSEY TWINS, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1862.
Western painter and sculptor Frederic Remington, was born in Canton, New York, in 1861.
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