Oct. 10, 1999
Poem: "October Ten" by Wendell Berry from Collected Poems 1957-1982, published by North Point Press, San Francisco.
George Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS opened in New York on this date, a financial flop, but a critical success.
It's the birthday of playwright HAROLD PINTER.
It's the birthday of jazz musician THELONIUS MONK in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1917.
The WOMEN'S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION was formed in England on this date.
It's the birthday of Swiss sculptor GIACOMETTI in 1901.
On this date in 1881 CHARLES DARWIN published "The Formation of Vegetable Mold through the action of Worms," a work he considered far more important that his "Origin of the Species".
English physicist HENRY CAVENDISH was born on this date.
It's the birthday of composer GUISEPPI VERDI, born in Bussetto, Italy in 1813.
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