Jul. 8, 1996


Today's Reading: "The Want Bone" by Robert Pinsky from THE WANT BONE, published by Ecco Press, 1990.

Today is the beginning of the Great Circus Parade Week in Baraboo, Wisconsin, when circus wagons make their annual journey to Milwaukee for the big parade and other special events.

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival starts tonight in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It's the birthday today of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Anna Quindlen, born in Philadelphia in 1953.

Children's singer Raffi Cavoukian was born today in Cairo, Egypt in 1948.

It's the birthday of journalist Sarah McClendon, who covered the White House for four decades, born in Tyler, Texas, 1910.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, author of DEATH AND DYING, was born in Zurich in 1926.

Singer, bandleader Billy Eckstine ("Prisoner of Love," "That Old Black Magic") was born in Pittsburgh in 1914.

British writer Richard Aldington (DEATH OF A HERO; ALL MEN ARE ENEMIES) was born in Hampshire, England, 1892.

The Wall Street Journal began publication on this day in 1889.

Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned on this day in 1822 when his boat sank in a storm as he was returning home from a visit with his friend Lord Byron.

Poet Jean De Lafontaine was born on this day in Chateau-Thierry, France, 1621.

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