Dec. 5, 1998
Poem: " The Princess," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Journalist, novelist and essayist CALVIN TRILLIN was born in Kansas City in 1935.
Essayist and novelist JOAN DIDION, author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It As It Lays, and The White Album, was born in Sacramento, California in 1934.
The twenty-first amendment ended Prohibition on this day in 1933, which had begun 13 years earlier.
Richard Wayne Penniman, LITTLE RICHARD, who wrote the songs "Good Golly Miss Molly," "Lucille," and "Tutti Frutti," was born in Macon, Georgia in 1932.
Animation pioneer WALT DISNEY, the first to use the three-color process in animation, was born in Chicago in 1901.
Film director FRITZ LANG, best known for his movie M (1931), was born in Vienna in 1890.
GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, remembered for the 1876 massacre that carries his name, was born in Rumley, Ohio in 1839.
Composer WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART died in Vienna in 1791.
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