Jun. 23, 1997

The Carpenters

by Greg Williamson


Today's Reading:"The Carpenters" by Greg Williamson from THE SILENT PARTNER, published by Story Line Press (1995).

Today Midsummer is celebrated all over Scandinavia with music, dancing, and bonfires to celebrate the summer solstice.

It's the birthday today of writer David Leavitt (THE LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANES; EQUAL AFFECTIONS; WHILE ENGLAND SLEEPS), born in Pittsburgh, in 1961.

Conductor and pianist James Levine was born on this day in Cincinnati, in 1943.

Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1940, the 20th of 22 children. She weighed only 4 pounds at birth and was a sickly child, but went on to win three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

It's the birthday of choreographer Bob Fosse, born in Chicago on this day in 1927.

English mathematician Alan M. Turing, who pioneered computer theory, was born on this day in London in 1912.

French playwright Jean Anouilh was born on this day in Bordeaux in 1910; his play, THE LARK, a spiritual adventure about Joan of Arc became the 1944 Broadway hit ANTIGONE.

It's the birthday of zoologist and sociologist Alfred Kinsey, author of the landmark books about sexuality; born on this day in Hoboken, New Jersey, 1894.

It was on this day in 1683 that English Quaker William Penn signed a treaty with the Lenni Lenape tribe who lived in the area he named Pennsylvania, after his father, King Charles II, granted him the huge tract of land.

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