Jul. 16, 1996

All for Science

by Don Marquis


Today's Reading: "All for Science" by Don Marquis from ARCHYOLOGY, published by University Press of New England.

It was on this day in 1990 that a massive earthquake struck the Philippines north of Manila.

J. D. Salinger's THE CATCHER IN THE RYE was first published on this day in 1951.

It's the birthday of violinist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1948.

The first atomic bomb was exploded in 1945 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

In 1918 Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, and his family and servants, were killed by Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg.

It's the birthday of Ginger Rogers in Independence, Missouri in 1911, who teamed up Fred Astaire at the age of 22 in the film FLYING DOWN TO RIO (1922).

Actress Barbara Stanwyck (DOUBLE INDEMNITY; STELLA DALLAS) was born in Brooklyn New York in 1907.

It's the birthday of polar explorer Roald Amundsen in Borge, Norway in 1872.

Mary Baker Eddy, found of the First Church of Christ (the Christian Scientists), was born today in Bow, New Hampshire in 1821.

In 1790 President George Washington signed legislation making the District of Columbia the permanent capitol of the United States.

Mozart's opera THE ABDUCTION OF THE SERAGLIO was first performed on this day in 1782 in Vienna.

The first permanent Spanish settlement on the west coast, near San Diego, was established on this day in 1769 by Father Junipero Serra.

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