Feb. 20, 1997

Naming the Animals

by Anthony Hecht


Today's Reading:"Naming the Animals" by Anthony Hecht from THE TRANSPARENT MAN, published by Alfred A. Knopf (1990).

The Nordic World Ski Championships begin today in Trondheim, Norway.

Film director Robert Altman (NASHVILLE; THE PLAYER) was born on this day in Kansas City, Missouri, 1925.

It's the birthday of landscape photographer Ansel Adams, born in San Francisco on this day in 1902.

Architect Louis I. Kahn, designer of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, was born on this day in Osel, Estonia, in 1901.

Microbiologist Rene Dubos, who developed tyrothricin, the first commercially manufactured antibiotic, was born on this day in Saint-Brice, France, in 1901.

It's the birthday of barrelhouse pianist Jimmy Yancey in Chicago, 1898.

Biologist Curt Richter, who came up with the concept of the biological clock in 1927, was born on this day in Denver, in 1894.

Ballet dancer and director Marie Rambert was born on this day in Warsaw, Poland, 1888.

In 1809 on this day, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union.

It's the birthday of French caricaturist Honore Daumier, born in Marseille on or around this day in 1808.

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