May 24, 1997

A Noiseless Patient Spider

by Walt Whitman


Today's Reading:"A noiseless patient spider" by Walt Whitman (1818-1892).

The Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering begins today in Medora, North Dakota.

The Great Monterey Squid Festival starts today in Monterey, California.

It's the birthday of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, born in Duluth, Minnesota, 1941, the son of an appliance store owner.

Irish short story writer and novelist William Trevor (THE OLD BOYS; THE BOARDING HOUSE; OTHER PEOPLE'S WORLDS), was born on this day in Mitchelstown, County Cork, 1928.

It's the birthday of Russian novelist Mikhail Sholokhov (AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON), born in Veshenskaya, 1905.

Canadian heart surgeon Arthur Vineberg, whose procedure to implant the left internal mammary artery into the heart wall became known as the Vineberg Procedure, was born on this day in Montreal, 1903.

It's the birthday of pioneer in time-motion studies Lillian Moller Gilbreth, born on this day in Oakland, California, 1878.

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