Oct. 5, 1997
Song of Myself (excerpt)
Today's Reading: Lines from "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman.
Architect Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, was born in Athens, Ohio, 1959.
Czech playwright, poet and president Vaclav Havel was born in Prague in 1936.
Irish novelist and dramatist Flann O'Brien, author of THE HARD LIFE, THE THIRD POLICEMAN, and AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS, was born in Strabane, County Tyrone, in 1911.
Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald's hamburger franchise in 1955, was born in Chicago in 1902.
The first ball-point pen was patented on this day in 1880 by Alzonzo T. Cross.
Nez Perce Chief Joseph surrendered to U.S. Cavalary troops at Bear's Paw, Montana, in 1877, after leading 300 members of his tribe on a 1,000 mile trek in an attempt to escape to Canada instead of being forced to resettle on barren land in Oklahoma. "Hear me, my chiefs; my heart is sick and sad. >From where the Sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
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