Jan. 28, 1999
Poem: Roland Flint, "Prayer," from Easy (Louisiana State University Press)
It's the birthday in 1948 of ballet dancer and director MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, born in Riga, Latvia, (USSR).
It's the birthday of American painter JACKSON POLLOCK, born in Cody, Wyoming, in 1912, a leader of Abstract Expressionism and creator of "action painting"made by dripping and pouring paint over the canvas.
It's the birthday in 1887 in Lodz, Poland, of the pianist ARTUR RUBINSTEIN, known for his interpretations of Chopin. He made over 200 recordings during his 50-year career.
It's the birthday of the physician JEAN VILLEMIN, born 1827 near Vosges, France, the first to discover that tuberculosis was an infectious disease.
It's the birthday in 1457 in Wales of HENRY VIIknown as Henry Tudorking of England from 1485-1509 and founder of the House of Tudor when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
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