May 24, 1998
A Noiseless Patient Spider
Today's Reading: "A noiseless patient spider" by Walt Whitman (1818-1892).
It's the birthday in Duluth, Minnesota, 1941, of Robert Allen Zimmerman, who just after graduating high school changed his name to BOB DYLAN. His father ran an appliance store in Duluth, and then another in the northeastern Minnesota mining town of Hibbing where Dylan grew up. He got started playing bars and coffee houses around the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1959, then moved to New York in 1961 when he was 19.
Irish short story writer and novelist William Trevor (THE OLD BOYS; THE BOARDING HOUSE; OTHER PEOPLE'S WORLDS), was born on this day in Mitchelstown, County Cork, 1928.
It's the birthday of Russian novelist Mikhail Sholokhov (AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON), born in Veshenskaya, 1905.
Canadian heart surgeon Arthur Vineberg, whose procedure to implant the left internal mammary artery into the heart wall became known as the Vineberg Procedure, was born on this day in Montreal, 1903.
It's the birthday of pioneer in time-motion studies Lillian Moller Gilbreth, born on this day in Oakland, California, 1878.
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