Sep. 6, 1996

The End of Summer in the North

by Richard Tillinghast


Today's Reading: "The End of Summer in the North" by Richard Tillinghast from SLEEP WATCH, published by Wesleyan University Press (1969).

The 19th Annual Oyster Festival gets started today in Norwalk, Connecticut.

In Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, the 27th Annual Bourne Scallop Festival begins.

The New Mexico State Fair begins today in Albuquerque.

The International Camel Races start today in Virginia City, Nevada.

Today in Dubuque, Iowa, the International Dragon Boat Festival begins on the Mississippi River.

It's the birthday today in 1936 of the British woman aviator, Beryl Markham, who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.

It's the birthday of Kennedy patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy, born in Boston in 1888.

Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, was born on this day in Cedarville, Illinois (1860).

On this day in 1847, Henry David Thoreau moved from Walden Pond, where he had lived for two years, to his father's house in Concord, Massachusetts.

The Great Fire of London (1666) was finally extinguished after Navy teams blew up a row of buildings in the path of the flames. The fire destroyed 90 churches and 400 acres of the city.

In 1522 on this date, a Spanish ship returned to Seville after sailing around the world. Four other ships, as well the expedition's commander, Ferdinand Magellan, were lost at various stages of the trip.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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