Jul. 6, 1997

When Someone Dies Young

by Robert Becker


Today's Reading:"When Someone Dies Young" by Robin Becker from ALL-AMERICAN GIRL, published by University of Pittsburgh Press (1996).

Operation Overcast began on this day in 1945 as the end of World War II approached; a plan to move German and Austrian scientists and equipment out of German territory and to the United States.

It's the birthday today of the Dalia Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, born in Takser, Tibet, in 1935.

Lyric soprano Dorothy Kirsten was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on this day in 1910; she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1945 and performed there for the next 30 years.

Louis Pasteur gave the first successful anti-rabies inoculation on this day in 1885 to a boy who had been bitten by an infected dog.

It's the birthday of the creator of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, born in South Kensington, London, on this day in 1861.

It was on this day in 1535 that politician, diplomat and author Sir Thomas More was executed at the Tower of London. He was found guilty of treason for refusing to swear allegiance to King Henry VIII as head of the church.

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