Jan. 23, 1997


by Eamon Grennan


Today's Reading:"Pause" by Eamon Grennan from SO IT GOES, published by Graywolf Press.

Today is the Jewish Arbor Day, or Tu B'Shvat, a time to show respect and appreciation for trees and plants.

Today is the start of the two-week Florida Citrus Festival in Winter Haven, Florida.

The International Finals Rodeo begins today in Oklahoma City.

In 1949 on this day, the editor of the state prison newspaper in Salt Lake City wrote, "No one is entirely useless. Even the worst of us can serve as horrible examples."

It's the birthday of French actress Jeanne Moreau, born in Paris, 1928.

Ernie Kovacs, the first television comedian to use sight gags, was born on this day in Trenton, New Jersey, 1919.

It's the birthday of guitarist Django Reinhardt, born in Liberchies, Belgium, 1910.

Poet Louis Zukofsky ("A") was born on this day in New York City's Lower East Side in 1904.

It's the birthday of actor Humphrey Bogart (THE MALTESE FALCON; CASABLANCA; THE AFRICAN QUEEN), born in New York City, 1899.

Architect Henry Mather Greene, who with his brother Charles pioneered the California bungalow style, was born in on this day in Brighton, Ohio, 1870.

It's the birthday of French painter Edouard Manet, born in Paris, 1832.

French novelist Stendahl (THE RED AND THE BLACK; THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA; JOURNAL), was born in Grenoble, France, on this day in 1783.

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