Jun. 30, 1997

Ovid, Book I, Elegy 5

by Christopher Marlowe


Today's Reading:"Ovid, Book I, Elegy 5" by Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593).

Tonight at midnight, Hong Kong, the British Crown Colony, will revert to Chinese control.

Alfred Hitchcock's film PSYCHO premiered on this day in 1960, starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates.

Margaret Mitchell's novel, GONE WITH THE WIND, was published on this day in 1936; becoming one of the fastest selling novels in United States publishing history.

It's the birthday today of novelist and political writer Mongo Beti, born in Mbalmayo, Cameroon, in 1932.

Biochemist and Nobel laureate Paul Berg, who developed pioneering techniques for producing recombinant-DNA, was born on this day in New York City, in 1926.

It's the birthday of singer and actress Lena Horne, born in Brooklyn on this day in 1917.

Polish poet and critic Czeslaw Milosz was born in Sateiniai, Lithuania, in 1911.

It was on this day in 1857 at St. Martin's Hall in London that Charles Dickens gave his first public reading, from A CHRISTMAS CAROL

English poet and dramatist John Gay (THE BEGGAR'S OPERA) was born on this day in Devon, in 1685.

It was on this day in 1520 that Montezuma II, the last Aztec emperor, was killed by Spanish conquistadors under the command of Hernando Cortez.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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