Oct. 12, 1997
Today's Reading: "Christian, n." by Ambrose Bierce from THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY 7:49-50.
Today is Columbus Day (officially observed in the United States tomorrow), the day that Columbus is thought to have set foot on the Bahamian island of Guanahani, although some believe that the day may actually have been the 13th.
The Burgoo Festival begins today in North Utica, Illinois, with the burgoo stew said to have been made by the pioneers in that area.
It's the 62nd birthday of Italian lyric tenor Luciano Pavarotti, born in Modena, Italy, in 1935.
Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1932.
Child psychologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles was born in Boston in 1929.
Architect Charles Sumner Greene, who, with his brother Henry, created the bungalow-style house, was born in Brighton, Ohio, in 1868.
Writer and reformer George Washington Cable, author of OLD CREOLE DAYS and THE GRANDISSIMES, was born in New Orleans in 1844.
In 1609 the song "Three Blind Mice" was published in London, believed to be the earliest printed secular song.
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