Sep. 20, 1996

I remember the day…

by Donald Hall


Today's Reading:"I remember the day ..." by Donald Hall an excerpt fromTHE OLD LIFE, published by Houghton Miflin Co. (1996).

Today the 21st annual Corn Island Storytelling Festival gets underway in Louisville, Kentucky.

International Goat Days start today in Millington, Tennessee.

It's the start of Melon Days in Green River, Utah.

The Laurel Herbstfest, a German celebration, begins today in Laurel, Montana.

The 39th Monterey Jazz Festival begins today in Monterey, California.

It's the birthday today of Sophia Loren, born Sofia Scicolone in Rome, 1934, who said, "Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti."

It's the birthday of poet, writer, and critic, Donald Hall, born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928.

British poet and novelist Stevie Smith was born on this day in Hull, Yorkshire, in 1902.

Jazz pioneer "Jelly Roll" Morton was born in Gulfport, Louisiana in either 1885, 1886, or 1890, depending on which expert you believe.

Editor Maxwell Perkins, who published work by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, was born on this day in New York City, 1884.

Muckraking novelist Upton Sinclair (THE JUNGLE) was born on this day in Baltimore, Maryland, 1878.

This was the first day of the financial Panic of 1873, bringing on a slump that lasted until 1879.

On this day in 1863, Union forces were defeated by the Confederates in the Battle of Chickamauga, Tennessee, during the Civil War.

Humorist David Ross Locke, who used the pen name Petroleum Nasby, was born on this day in Binghamton, New York, in 1833.

On this day in 1580, Sir Francis Drake landed in Plymouth, England, the first captain to sail around the world.

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




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