Apr. 5, 1997

Pea Brush

by Robert Frost


Today's Reading: "Pea Brush" by Robert Frost from THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST, published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

The special countdown clock will be unveiled tonight in Greenwich, England. The clock will begin counting down the 1,000 days remaining until the millennium.

The Azalea Festival gets underway today in Muskogee, Oklahoma, with 30,000 azaleas of 625 varieties.

It's the birthday of writer Arthur Hailey (HOTEL; AIRPORT), born in Luton, England, in 1920.

The author of the novel PSYCHO, Robert Albert Bloch, was born on this day in Chicago in 1917.

It's the birthday of actor Gregory Peck (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD), born in LaJolla, California, 1916.

Film star Bette Davis (JEZEBEL; ALL ABOUT EVE) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1908.

Actor Spencer Tracy, who co-starred with Katharine Hepburn in nine films including ADAM'S RIB and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, was born on this day in Milwaukee, in 1900.

It's the birthday of Washington Atlee Burpee, founder of the world's largest mail-order seed company, born in New Brunswick, Canada, 1858.

Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute, a trade school for blacks, was born on this day near Halesford, Virginia, 1856.

It's the birthday of Elihu Yale, for whom Yale College is named, born near Boston in 1649.

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