Jul. 10, 1996

The Instructions of King Cormac

by Kuno Meyer


Today's Reading: "The Instructions of King Cormac" from THE BOOK OF IRISH VERSE, translated by Kuno Meyer, published by Galahad Books, 1995.

Today in 1962, NASA launched the United States' first communications satellite, TELESTAR, which made possible live television between America and Europe.

Composer and lyricist Jerry Herman ("Hello Dolly," "Mame," "La Cage Aux Folles") was born in New York City in 1933.

It's the birthday of David Brinkley, born today in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1920, who entered television in 1943, back "when nobody was watching," as he once said.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Saul Bellow (THE DANGLING MAN; HERZOG; MR. SAMELER'S PLANET) was born today in a suburb of Quebec, Montreal in 1915.

French author Marcel Proust (REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST) was born today near Paris in 1871. He wrote, "All the great things we know have come to us from neurotics. It is they and only they who have founded religions and created great works of art."

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