Sep. 27, 1997

O Cheese

by Donald Hall


Today's Reading: "O Cheese" by Donald Hall from OLD AND NEW POEMS, published by Ticknor and Fields (1990).

Today is the Feast Day of French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul, born in 1581 and later captured by Barbary pirates and held as a slave until his escape in 1607.

The Norskedalen Threshing Bee begins today in Coon Valley, Wisconsin.

September Fest starts today at DeSoto Caverns Park, near Childersburg, Alabama.

The 46th annual Tri-State Band Festival begins today in Luverne, Minnesota.

Bebop trumpeter Red Rodney was born in Philadelphia in 1927.

Bebop pianist Bud Powell, who developed a jazz piano style imitated by others for the next 20 years, was born in New York City in 1924.

Novelist Louis Auchincloss, author of THE HOUSE OF FIVE TALENTS, PORTRAIT IN BROWNSTONE and THE EMBEZZLER, was born in Lawrence, Long Island, New York, in 1917.

Songwriter Vincent Youmans, nicknamed 'Millie' and best known for musical scores such as NO, NO, NANETTE, HIT THE DECK, and FLYING DOWN TO RIO, was born in New York City in 1898.

American caricaturist Thomas Nast, creator of the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant, was born in Ludwig, Bavaria, in 1840.

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