Dec. 18, 1997
Today's Reading: "The Fugitive" by John Calvin Rezmerski from HELD FOR QUESTIONING, published by University of Missouri Press.
It's the birthday of director Steven Spielberg (JAWS; ET; THE COLOR PURPLE; SCHLINDER'S LIST) born in Cincinnati in 1947.
Former German Chancellor Willy Brandt was born on this day in Lubeck, Germany, 1913.
Jazz pianist and bandleader Fletcher Henderson was born in Cuthbert, Georgia, 1898.
It's the birthday of baseball player Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb, born in Narrows, Georgia, 1886.
Abstract painter Paul Klee was born on this day near Bern, Switzerland, in 1879.
It's the birthday of short-story writer H.H. Munro, who used the pen name Saki. He was born in Burma in 1870 and died in World War I.
American pianist and composer Edward MacDowell ("To a Wild Rose") was born on this day in New York City, 1861.
J.J. Thomson, whose discovery of electrons revolutionized knowledge of atomic structure, was born on this day near Manchester, England, 1856.
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