Jan. 26, 1997

A Valley Like This

by William Stafford


Today's Reading:"A Valley Like This" by William Stafford from EVEN IN QUIET PLACES, published by Confluence Press.

It's the birthday of English cellist Jacqueline du Pre, born in 1945.

Satirist Jules Feiffer ("Feiffer") was born on this day in New York City, 1929.

Singer Eartha Kitt was born on this day in the town of North, South Carolina, 1928.

It's the birthday of actor Paul Newman, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1925.

Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in Paris, 1908.

Endocrinologist Hans Selye, who studied the effects of stress on the human body, was born on this day in Vienna, 1907.

It's the birthday of Douglas MacArthur, commander in the South Pacific during World War II, born on this day in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1880.

Architect Julia Morgan, whose work included the Hearst Mansion, was born on this day in San Francisco in 1872.

The first settlers arrived in Australia on this day in 1788.

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