Aug. 29, 1996

Knoxville: Summer 1915

by James Agee


Today's Reading: "Knoxville: Summer 1915" by James Agee from A DEATH IN THE FAMILY, published by Grosset and Dunlap.

Blue Hill, Maine, holds its 105th Annual Fair beginning today.

The 52nd National Sweetcorn Festival begins today in Oopeston, Illinois, with 29 tons of free corn on the cob.

It was on this day in 1991, the Soviet parliament suspended all activities of the Communist Party, seizing its property after the aborted coup attempt to overthrow President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Hubert Humphrey was nominated for presidential candidate by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968.

The Beatles gave their last public performance at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

Gospel singer Marion Williams was born on this day in Miami, Florida, in 1927.

Singer Dinah Washington was born on this day in Tuscaloos, Alabama, in 1924.

Saxophonist Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on this day in 1920.

Writer, director Preston Sturges (THE GREAT MCGINTY) was born in Chicago on this day in 1898.

Philosopher John Locke was born in Wrington, England, in 1632.

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