Feb. 3, 1998
The Red Wheel Barrow
Thirty-nine years ago today, in 1959, a plane crash outside Mason City, Iowa took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.
Novelist James A. Michener was born on this day in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1907. His book TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC was the basis for Rodger and Hammerstein's Broadway musical SOUTH PACIFIC. He died in 1997.
Artist Norman Rockwell, who illustrated over 300 covers for the SATURDAY EVENING POST, was born in New York City on this day in 1894.
Avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein (THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS) was born on this day in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 1874, and later moved to Paris where her home became a salon for leading painters and writers.
The founder and editor of THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Horace Greeley, was born in Amherst, New Hampshire, in 1811.
German composer and pianist Felix Mendelssohn (OVERTURE TO A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) was born in Hamburg on this day in 1809.
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