Sep. 11, 1998
The First Days
Today's Reading: "The First Days" by James Wright from ABOVE THE RIVER, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and University Press of New England (1990).
Investigative journalist Jessica Mitford, author of THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH, was born in Gloustershire, England, in 1917.
It's the anniversary of the first time the "Star Spangled Banner" was sung at the beginning of a baseball game. It was in 1916 in Cooperstown, New York.
W.C. Handy's most popular song, "St. Louis Blues," came out on this day in 1914.
Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, made her American debut at New York's Castle Garden Theater in 1850.
Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" was first performed in 1847 at a saloon in Pittsburgh.
English novelist D.H. Lawrence, author of SONS AND LOVERS, WOMEN IN LOVE and the controversial LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885.
Physicist James Jeans, the first to theorize that matter is continuously created throughout the universe, was born in London in 1877.
Scottish poet James Thomson (THE SEASONS) was born in Ednam, Scotland, in 1700.
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