Oct. 6, 1997
Places I Would Live
Today's Reading: "Places I Would Live" by John Reinhard from ON THE ROAD TO PATSY CLINE, published by New Rivers Press (1996).
Today is Ivy Day in Ireland, the anniversary of the death of Irish nationalist leader Charles Steward Parnell.
The organization PEN (Poets Playwrights Essayists and Novelists) was established in London in 1921.
Jazz pianist Sammy Price was born in Honey Grove, Texas, in 1908.
Actress Carole Lombard (Jane Alice Peters), who died in a plane crash in 1942 while touring to sell war bonds, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1908.
Screen star Janet Gaynor, who retired at the age of 33, was born in Philadelphia in 1906.
Writer Caroline Gordon, author of THE STRANGE CHILDREN, was born in Todd County, Kentucky, in 1895.
City planner Le Corbusier was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switerzerland, in 1887.
Charlotte Bronte's novel JANE EYRE was published in London in 1847.
Inventor George Westinghouse, the holder of over 100 patents and creator of such things as air brakes for trains, was born in Central Bridge, New York, in 1846.
Soprano Jenny Lind, known as the 'Swedish Nightingale,' was born in Stockholm, in 1820.
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