Nov. 17, 1997
When a Friend
Today's Reading: "When a Friend" by Stephen Dobyns from COMMON CARNAGE, published by Penguin Books.
Film director Martin Scorsese (TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL) was born in Flushing, New York, in 1942.
Historian and author Shelby Foote, author of SHILOH, JORDAN COUNTY, and THE CIVIL WAR: A NARRATIVE, was born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1916.
Physicist Eugene Paul Wigner was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1902. In 1939 he determined that the Nazis were close to making nuclear weapons and helped persuade Albert Einstein to write his famous letter to President Roosevelt, outlining the threat.
It was in 1800 that the U.S. congress convened for its first session in the new capital of Washington, D.C.
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