Nov. 6, 1997
Today's Reading: "Certain People" by Richard Jones from AT LAST ENTER PARADISE, published by Copper Canyon Press.
Film and stage director Mike Nichols (THE GRADUATE) was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1931.
American novelist James Jones, author of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, was born in Robinson, Illinois, in 1921.
Baseball pitcher Walter Johnson, "The Big Train," was born in Humboldt, Kansas, in 1887.
The inventor of basketball, James A. Naismith, was born in Almonte, Ontario, in 1861.
Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States on this day in 1860.
American composer and bandmaster John Philip Sousa ("Stars and Stripes Forever") was born in Washington, D.C., in 1854.
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