Dec. 22, 1998
Pickwick Papers (excerpt)
Reading: Excerpt from Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens (1836).
Itís the birthday of GROTE REBER, born in 1911 in Wheaton, Illinois, known for building the first radio telescope and developing radio astronomy.
Itís the birthday of American painter and poet KENNETH REXROTH, born in 1905 in South Bend, Indiana, known for creating a literary circle in San Francisco in the 1950s that spawned the "Beat Generation" of poets and writers.
Itís the birthday of opera composer GIACOMO PUCCINI, born in 1858 in Lucca, in the Italian state of Tuscany, composer of La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, and Turandot, all written around the turn of the century.
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