Apr. 20, 1999
The Worm Song
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.
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.
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