Oct. 5, 1999
All for the Gazing and Amazing
Poem: "All for the Gazing and Amazing" by John Tagliabue from New and Selected Poems, 1942-1997, published by the National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, Orono.
It's the anniversary of the ACTOR'S STUDIO, the temple for "method acting" founded in New York in 1947.
VACLAV HAVEL, former dissident writer, president of the Czech Republic, was born on this date in Prague, 1936.
It's the birthday of ROBERT GODDARD, Worcester, MA, a rocket scientist.
It's the anniversary of the BALLPOINT PEN patent.
It's the anniversary of the surrender of CHIEF JOSEPH and the Nez Perce tribe, when he uttered the immortal words, "I will fight no more forever."
It's the birthday of LOUIS LUMIERE, in France, who discovered how to project movies.
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