Aug. 25, 1996

Waiting for the End in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

by Maxine Kumin


Today's Reading: "Waiting for the End in New Smyrna Beach, Florida" by Maxine Kumin from THE LONG APPROACH, published by Viking.

Today in 1944 Paris was liberated after four years of occupations by the Nazis.

It's the birthday today of Truman Capote (BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S; IN COLD BLOOD), born in New Orleans in 1924.

Novelist Brian Moore (THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE) was born today in Belfast, Ireland, 1921.

Conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein was born today in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1918.

Today is the anniversary of the National Park Service established by Congress in 1916.

Cartoonist Walt Kelly, creator of "Pogo,"; was born today in Philadelphia, 1913.

Actress, dancer Ruby Keeler (42ND STREET) was born today in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1909.

Author Bret Harte, who wrote stories about the early California and the mining camps, was born today in Albany, New York, in 1836.

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