Apr. 20, 1999

The Worm Song

by Anonymous

Broadcast Date: TUESDAY: April 20, 1999

Poem: "The Worm Song," from A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book, ed. Marcia and Jon Pankake (Viking).

It's the birthday in Basel, Switzerland, 1927, of ALEX MÜLLER, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1987 for his work on superconductivity.

WRIGLEY FIELD opened on West Addison Street in Chicago on this day in 1914.

It's the birthday in Burchard, Nebraska, 1893, of silent film star HAROLD LLOYD, famous for his hair-raising stunts, including the Safety Last, made in 1923, in which he climbs up the face of a 14-story building then dangles from the hands of a bank clock.

It's the birthday of ADOLF HITLER, born 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary.

The Spanish surrealist painter, JOAN MIRO, was born on this day in 1893, near Barcelona.

Charles Dickens' novel A TALE OF TWO CITIES started coming out in monthly installments on this date in London, 1859, the story of London and the revolution in Paris in the late 18th century.

It was on this day in 1841 that EDGAR ALLEN POE's story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," was published in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. It was the first-ever detective story.

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