Feb. 6, 1999
Like Queen Christina
Poem: "Like Queen Christina" by Kenneth Rexroth from THE COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS OF KENNETH REXROTH, published by New Directions.
It's the birthday today of television anchor Tom Brokaw, born in Yankton, South Dakota, 1940.
Film director Francois Truffaut (DAYS FOR NIGHT; THE 400 BLOWS; SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER) was born on this day in Paris in 1932.
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Mary Douglas Leakey was born on this day in London, 1913. Her 1978 discovery of hominid footprints from 3.5 million years ago are considered the earliest evidence of human behavior.
It's the birthday of former president Ronald Reagan, born in Tampico, Illinois, 1911.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth was born on this day in Baltimore in 1895.
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