Jan. 22, 1998


by Peter Money


Today's Reading: "Whiteout" by Peter Money from THESE ARE MY SHOES, published by Boz Publishing.

Today is historically the coldest day during the year in the United States, with the all-time low temperature set at 85 below in Mount Carroll, Illinois, in 1930.

Thornton Wilder's play OUR TOWN opened on this evening at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1938.

It's the birthday of jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1924.

Poet and NEW YORKER magazine poetry editor Howard Moss was born on this day in New York City, 1922.

Choreographer George Balanchine was born on this day in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1904.

Filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who introduced the close-up, the scenic long shot, cross-cutting, and fade-outs, was born on this day in Floydsfork, Kentucky, 1875.

It's the birthday of Swedish playwright August Stringberg, born in Stockholm, 1849.

Scientist Andre-Marie Ampere, who developed the first instrument to measure electricity, was born in Lyon, France, in 1775.

English politician and philosopher Francis Bacon was born on this day in London, 1561.

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