Oct. 8, 1999
The Clear Air of October
Poem: "The Clear Air of October" by Robert Bly from Silence in the Snowy Fields, Wesleyan University Press, 1953.
It's the birthday of children's author FAITH RINGOLD, 1930, New York City.
Virginia Woolf finished writing Mrs. Dalloway on this date.
It's the birthday of chemist JENS SKOU, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1997.
It's the birthday of MEYER LEVIN, 1905, Chicago, an editor and film critic who later became a war correspondent.
It's the anniversary of the creation in 1897 of the DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE.
It's the anniversary of the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE, in 1871, that leveled three and one-half square miles of the city.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®