Oct. 20, 1997

Give Beauty All Her Right

by Thomas Campion

MONDAY 10/20

Today's Reading: "Give Beauty All Her Right" by Thomas Campion.

On this day in 1944, Army General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines with his troops, fulfilling his pledge two and a half years earlier that he would return.

Poet laureate Robert Pinsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, in 1940.

It's the birthday of baseball slugger Mickey Mantel, who played exclusively for the New York Yankees, born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, 1931.

Beat poet Michael McClure was born in Marysville, Kansas, in 1932.

Humorist Art Buchwald was born in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1925.

Cabaret singer Adelaide Hall, who broke into the big time with her wordless solo "Creole Love Call" by Duke Ellington, born in New York City, in 1901.

Physicist Sir James Chadwick, winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the neutron, was born in Manchester, England, in 1891.

Actor Bela Lugosi, famous for his portrayal of Count Dracula (1931), was born in Lugos, Hungary, in 1884.

Composer Charles Ives was born in Danbury, Connecticut, in 1874.

Poet Arthur Rimbaud, who stopped writing poetry at the age of 20, was born in Charleville, France, in 1854.

Architect Sir Christopher Wren, who designed the plans for the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral after the Great Fire of London, was born in Wiltshire, England, 1632.

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