Nov. 19, 1996

The Connoisseuse of Slugs

by Sharon Olds


Today's Reading:"The Connoisseuse of Slugs" by Sharon Olds from THE DEAD AND THE LIVING, published by Alfred A. Knopf.

It's the birthday of poet Sharon Olds (THE GOLD CELL; THE WELLSPRING), born in San Francisco, 1942.

It was on this day in 1939 that President Franklin laid the cornerstone for first presidential library, on his estate at Hyde Park, New York.

Zion National Park in Utah was established on this day in 1919.

Poet, novelist Allen Tate was born on this day in Winchester, Kentucky,1899.

American archaeologist Hiram Bingham, who discovered Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, was born on this day in Honolulu in 1875.

It's the anniversary today of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address in 1863 at the dedication of National Cemetery.

Poet Julia Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" on this day in 1861.

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