Sep. 21, 1999
Poem: Excerpt from "1984" by Wendell Berry, from A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997, Counterpoint.
It's STEPHEN KING'S birthday, born in Portland, Maine, 1947, author of Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone, and dozens of other horror novels and short stories.
It's the birthday of playwright MARSHA NORMAN, born in 1947, Louisville, Kentucky, best known for winning the 1983 Pulitzer Prize with her play 'night, Mother.
It's the birthday of the British writer, H.G. WELLS, born in Kent, 1866, and best known for his first novel, The Time Machine, which came out in 1895, and other science fiction books like The Invisible Man, published in 1897, and War of the Worlds a year later.
It's the birthday of the French scientist CHARLES JULES-HENRI NICOLLE, who discovered that typhus is transmitted by lice.
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