Oct. 21, 1997
Today's Reading: "October" by Robert Frost from THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
Bob Dylan recorded his first album ('Bob Dylan') on this day in 1961, which was finished in one day at a cost of $400.
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in Manhattan on this day in 1959.
Ernest Hemingway's novel FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS was published in 1940.
It's the 68th birthday of science-fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, born in Berkeley, California, in 1929.
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks Gillespie) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, in 1917.
Thomas Edison first demonstrated the electric lamp on this day in 1879, after 14 months of experimenting.
The inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, who left his fortune to be divided among five annual awards (now six), was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1833.
Viscount Horatio Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalger, just west of Gibraltar, on this day in 1805.
Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whose poems include "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and "Kubla Khan," was born in Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England, in 1772.
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