Sep. 8, 1997

Parable of the Four Poster

by Erica Jong


Today's Reading: "Parable of the Four-Poster" by Erica Jong from LOVEROOT, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1968).

The Kennedy Center opened in Washington in 1971 with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's MASS.

Penguin Books was charged with obscenity in Britain in 1960 for trying to publish D.H. Lawrence's novel LADY CHATTERLY'S LOVER.

Writer Ann Beattie (CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER) was born in Washington, D.C., in 1947.

Louisiana Senator Huey Long was assassinated in 1935 at the state capitol in Baton Rouge by a doctor named Carl Weiss.

English composer Peter Maxwell Davies was born in Manchester in 1934.

Playwright Michael Frayn (A VERY PRIVATE LIFE; NOISES OFF), was born in London in 1933.

Country singer Patsy Cline ("Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces") was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1932.

English comic actor Peter Sellers, famous for his role as Inspector Clouseau, was born in Southsea, Hampshire, in 1925.

Comedian Sid Caesar was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1922.

Singing Brakeman Jimmie Rodgers, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1897.

Composer and violist Antonin Dvorak, who spent a summer in the Czech community of Spillville, Iowa, where he wrote his American string quartet, was born in Bohemia in 1841.

In 1664 the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrendered to the British fleet that had sailed into the harbor; five years later the British changed the name to New York.

Michelangelo's 13-foot marble statue of David was unveiled on this day in 1504 in Florence, Italy.

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