Oct. 18, 1997

Somewhere I Have Never Travelled

by E. E. Cummings


Today's Reading: "Somewhere I Have Never Travelled" by e.e. cummings from VIVA, POEMS BY E.E. CUMMINGS, published by Liveright Publishing Corp.

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Luke, patron saint of doctors and artists.

The Saint Mary's County Oyster Festival begins today in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Novelist Terry McMillan, author of WAITING TO EXHALE (1992) and HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE (1996), was born in Port Huron, Michigan, in 1951.

Playwright Wendy Wassterstein, who wrote the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, was born in Brooklyn, in 1950.

Playwright, poet and novelist Ntozake Shange (Paulette Williams), author of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1948.

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who worked as a hairdresser before recording his first hit record "Maybellene" in 1955, was born in St. Louis, in 1926.

Journalist and author A. J. Libeling, a writer for the NEW YORKER for over 30 years, chronicling New York street life, boxing and World War II, was born in New York City, in 1904.

Novelist and poet H. L. Davis (HONEY IN THE HORN, BEULAH LAND, THE DISTANT MUSIC) was born in Yoncalla, Oregon, in 1896.

The rules of American football were formulated in 1867 at a meeting in New York among delegates of Columbia, Princeton, Rutgers and Yale universities.

Alaska officially became part of the United States in 1867 when the territory was formally transferred from Russian control.

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