Aug. 25, 1997


Today's Reading: "Frog" by Edward Weismiller from THE DEER COME DOWN, published by Yale University Press (1936).

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Louis, the patron saint of France.

Novelist Martin Amis, author of MONEY, LONDON FIELDS and TIME'S ARROW, was born in Oxford, England in 1949.

Author of best-selling thrillers, Frederick Forsyth (THE DAY OF THE JACKAL; THE ODESSA FILE; THE DOGS OF WAR) was born in Ashford, England in 1938.

Poet Charles Wright was born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee in 1935.

Jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, co-founder of the band Weather Report, was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1933.

Irish novelist Brian Moore (THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1921.

Conductor, composer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1918.

The U.S. National Park Service was created by Congress on this day in 1916.

Cartoonist Walt Kelly, creator of the POGO comic strip, was born in Philadelphia in 1913.

Humorist Bill Nye, who during his life time was considered an equal of Mark Twain, was born in Shirley, Maine, in 1850.

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