Sep. 6, 1997

Day of Wrath

by Peter Davison


Today's Reading: "Day of Wrath" by Peter Davison from THE POEMS OF PETER DAVISON, published by Alfred A. Knopf (1995).

It's the Lenexa Spinach Festival today in Lenexa, Kansas.

Festa Italia, celebrating Santa Rosalia, patron saint of Sicilian fishermen, starts today in Monterey, California.

Denmark celebrates Aarhus Festival Week beginning today with theater, ballet and opera events.

The Montana State Chokecherry Festival starts today in Lewiston.

In 1936 aviator Beryl Markham flew the first east-to-west solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Writer Robert Pirsig, author of ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE, was born in Minneapolis in 1928.

In 1901 President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

In 1847 Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond and moved back to town, in Concord, Massachusetts.

It's the birthday of the father of modern physical science, John Dalton, who developed the atomic theory of matter, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England, in 1766.

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




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