Sep. 14, 1996


by Theodore Roethke


Today's Reading: "Dolor" by Theodore Roethke from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF THEODORE ROETHKE, published by Doubleday.

The annual Corn Palace Festival begins today in Mitchell, South Dakota.

The Flax Scutching Festival gets underway today in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania.

The Lenexa Spinach Festival starts today in Lenexa, Kansas, the "Spinach Capital of the world."

The 8th annual Rockford Storytelling Festival starts today in Rockford, Illinois.

It's the birthday today of feminist writer Kate Millett (SEXUAL POLITICS), born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1934.

Writer Ivan Klima (A SUMMER AFFAIR) was born in Prague on this day in 1931.

It's the birthday of writer Allan Bloom (THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND), born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1930.

The Lone Ranger, actor Clayton Moore, was born on this day in Chicago in 1908 or 1914.

Film producer Hal Wallis (THE MALTESE FALCON; CASABLANCA) was born on this day in Chicago in 1898.

Birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger was born Corning, New York, in 1879. She founded the American Birth Control League, which eventually evolved into Planned Parenthood.

Novelist and short story writer Hamlin Garland was born on this day in West Salem, Wisconsin, in 1860.

Napoleon invaded Moscow on this day in 1812 during his disastrous invasion of Russia.

Italian poet Dante Alighieri died of malaria at Ravenna, Italy, in 1321, hours after finishing PARADISO.

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