Dec. 1, 1998
An Old Man
Poem: "An Old Man," by Robert Pinsky, from THE WANT BONE (Echo Press, 1990).
It's the anniversary of the event that sparked the modern-day civil rights movement, when ROSA PARKS refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.
Nationwide GAS RATIONING began in the United States on this day in 1942, during World War II.
It's the birthday of Allen Stewart Konigsberg, WOODY ALLEN, born in Brooklyn in 1935.
Singer and actress MARY MARTIN, who starred in many Broadway musicals including South Pacific, Peter Pan, and The Sound of Music, was born in Weatherford, Texas, in 1913.
Writer REX STOUT, creator of detective character Nero Wolfe, was born in Noblesville, Indiana, in 1886.
Poet JULIA MOORE, known as the "Sweet Singer of Michigan" and the subject of public ridicule for her awful poetry, was born in Kent County, Michigan, in 1847.
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