Jan. 24, 1998
On Mobile Bay
Today's Reading: "On Mobile Bay" by Catharine Savage Brosman from PASSAGES, published by Louisiana State University Press (1996).
It's the birthday of animal behaviorist Desmond Morris (THE NAKED APE) born in Wiltshire, England, 1928.
Ballet dancer Maria Tallchief was born on this day in Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925.
Healing evangelist Oral Roberts was born on this day near Bebee, Oklahoma, 1918.
The first comic strip, "The Yellow Kid," was published in THE NEW YORK JOURNAL in 1897.
It's the birthday of novelist Vicki Baum (GRAND HOTEL) born in Vienna in 1888.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Edith Wharton (THE HOUSE OF MIRTH; THE AGE OF INNOCENCE) was born on this day in New York City, 1862.
On this day in 1848, gold was discovered near Coloma, California, when an employee of John Sutter found some gold flakes while building a sawmill.
German writer and composer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was born in Konigsberg, Prussia, 1776.
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