Jan. 21, 1998

Children in School During Heavy Snowfall

by Thomas Lux


Today's Reading: "Children in School During Heavy Snowfall" by Thomas Lux from SPLIT HORIZON, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.

In 1952 on this day, William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross as the editor of THE NEW YORKER.

T.S. Eliot's play THE COCKTAIL PARTY opened in New York in 1950.

It's the birthday of tenor Placido Domingo, born in Madrid, Spain, 1941.

Shakespearean actor Paul Scofield was born on this day in Sussex, England, 1922.

Singer, songwriter William "Leadbelly" Ledbetter ("Goodnight, Irene," "The Midnight Special") was born in Mooringsport, Louisiana, 1885.

It's the birthday of Roger Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1884.

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Robert E. Lee's right hand man during the Civil War, was born on this day in Clarksburg, Virginia, 1824.

Explorer John Charles Fremont, who helped map the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, was born on this day in Savannah, Georgia, 1813.

It's the birthday of Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys during the Revolutionary War, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, 1738.

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