Nov. 24, 1997
Today's Reading: "Icicles" by Robert Pinsky from THE WANT BONE, published by The Ecco Press (1990).
The Onion Market festival takes place today in Berne, Switzerland, one of the country's most popular autumn markets.
Writer and director Garson Kanin, best known for writing BORN YESTERDAY, was born in Rochester, New York, 1912.
Dale Carnegie, author of HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE (1936), was born in Maryville, Missouri, 1888.
Editor Margaret Anderson, founder of THE LITTLE REVIEW which published works by James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and many others before they were well known, was born in Indianapolis in 1886.
Composer Scott Joplin, whose song "The Maple Leaf Rag" was the first instrumental sheet music to sell a million copies, was born in Texarkana, Texas, 1868.
In 1859 on this day, Charles Darwin published his book THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVORED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. The first printing of 1,250 copies sold out the first day.
Novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY and THE SECRET GARDEN, was born in Manchester, England, 1849.
The creator of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi, was born in Florence, Italy, 1826.
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