Oct. 1, 1997

The Couple

by Louis Jenkins


Today's Reading: "The Couple" by Louis Jenkins from JUST ABOVE WATER, published by Holy Cow! Press (1997).

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins today at sundown.

Novelist Tim O'Brien (THE THINGS THEY CARRIED; IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS), was born in Austin, Minnesota, in 1946.

Actress Julie Andrews, who made her Broadway debut in THE BOYFRIEND when she was 19 years old, was born in Walton-on-Thames, England, in 1935.

Guitarist Albert Collins was born in a log cabin in Leona, Texas, in 1932.

Pianist Vladimir Horowitz, considered the greatest piano virtuoso of the century, was born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, in 1903. He would only play in public on Sunday afternoons at 4pm, and only on his own personal grand piano that had been shipped from his home in Manhattan.

Yosemite National Park was established by Congress on this day in 1880.

In 1856, the first installment of Gustave Flaubert's novel MADAME BOVARY appeared in the REVUE DE PARIS, after the publisher refused to print a passage in which Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.

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