Oct. 7, 1997
Fat in America
Today's Reading: "Fat in America" by Heid E. Erdrich from FISHING FOR MYTH, published by New Rivers Press (1997).
It's the 42nd birthday of cellist Yo Yo Ma, born in Paris to Chinese parents in 1955.
Novelist Thomas Keneally, author of SCHINDLER'S ARK, the basis for the film SCHINDLER'S LIST, was born in New South Wales, Australia, in 1935.
Playwright Leroi Jones, who took the name Imamu Amiri Baraka, was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934.
It's the 66th birthday of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, in 1931.
Writer Helen MacInnes, whose first spy novel was drawn from the diary she kept during her 1932 honeymoon in Bavaria, where she witnessed early Nazi activities, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907.
Physicist Nils Bohr, whose model of the atomic structure helped establish the quantum theory, was born in Copenhagen, in 1885.
Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley ("When the Frost is on the Punkin," "Little Orphant Annie," and "Raggedy Man") was born in Greenfield, Indiana, in 1849.
Composer William Billings ("David's Lamentation," "When Jesus Wept," and "The Rose of Sharon") was born in Boston in 1746.
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