Oct. 13, 1996

Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore

by William Shakespeare

SUNDAY 10/13

Today's Reading:"Sonnet 60" by William Shakespeare.

The Apple Festival begins today in LeClaire, Iowa.

The 19th annual Chicago Marathon takes place today, beginning in Grant Park.

In England, today is the Feast Day of St. Edward the Confessor.

In 1960 on this day, in the World Series, baseman Bill Maseroski hit a home run to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Yankees. Shortstop Tony Kubek was hit in the throat by a freak grounder during this game.

Jazz great Ray Brown was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1926.

It's the birthday of Margaret Hilda Thatcher, born in Grantham, England, in 1925.

French singer, actor Yves Montand was born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1921.

Jazz pianist Art Tatum was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1910.

It's the birthday of "the Jersey Lily," actress Lillie Langtry, born on the Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1853.

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




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