Nov. 23, 1997
Today's Reading: "Nocturne" by Eavan Boland from AN ORIGIN LIKE WATER, published by W.W. Norton and Company (1996).
The film CASABLANCA premiered on this day in 1942 in New York City.
The great jazz and ragtime pianist Willie "the Lion" Smith was born in Goshen, New York, in 1897.
Harpo Marx, one of the five Marx Brothers, was born on the Upper East Side of New York in 1893.
The Battle of Chattanooga took place on this day in 1863, one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War. The Union victory forced Bragg's army to evacuate Tennessee and opened the way for Sherman's march into Georgia the following year.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®