Jul. 23, 1996

Attack of the Squash People

by Marge Piercy


Today's Reading:"Attack of the Squash People" by Marge Piercy from CIRCLES ON THE WATER, published by Alfred A. Knopf.

The astronomical/astrological period known as Leo, the Lion, begins today.

It was on this day in 1967 that 43 people were killed in Detroit during some of the worst race riots in the United States.

It's the birthday of journalist, film producer Nicholas Gage (ELENI), born in Lia, Greece in 1939.

It's the birthday of zoologist Marston Bates, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1906, whose studies of mosquitoes during the 1930's and 40's helped in the research of Yellow Fever.

The unpopular film producer and cofounder of Columbia Pictures, Harry Cohn, was born today in New York City in 1891.

American novelist Raymond Chandler, who wrote the Philip Marlowe stories, was born in Chicago in 1888.

German physicist, Walter Schottky, whose research in solid-state physics and electronics yielded many devices, was born in Zurich in 1886.

It was on this day in 1851 that the Sioux Indians signed the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, giving up their land in Iowa and Minnesota to the US government.

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