Sep. 18, 1996

Idle Thought

by Don Marquis


Today's Reading:"idle thought" by Don Marquis from ARCHYOLOGY, published by University Press of New England.

It's the birthday today of film legend Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Stockholm, Sweden, 1905, and remembered for her famous words, "I want to be let alone."

Dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille (FALL RIVER LEGEND; RODEO) was born on this day in New York City in 1905.

It's the birthday of director and drama critic Harold Clurman, born in New York City in 1901.

It was in Minnesota on this day in 1900 that the first direct primary election took place.

Today in 1851 the first edition of the NEW YORK DAILY TIMES was printed, later becoming THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Standish James O'Grady, known as the Father of the Irish Renaissance, was born in Castletown, Ireland, 1846.

Siegfried Marcus, builder of the first four gasoline-powered cars in the world, was born in Malchin, Germany, in 1831.

French physicist Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, who developed a technique for accurately measuring the absolute velocity of light, was born in Paris on this day in 1819.

English lexicographer Samuel Johnson was born on this day in Lichfield, England, in 1709.

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