Oct. 28, 1997


by C. S. Lewis

TUESDAY  10/28

Today's Reading:  "Pattern" by C.S.Lewis from POEMS, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

It's the birthday of Bill Gates, co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, in Seattle, 1950.

The Senate passed the Volstead Prohibition Enforcement Act on this day in 1919, over the veto of President Woodrow Wilson, outlawing alcoholic beverages in the United States.

Physician and researcher Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine in the early 1950s, was born in New York City in 1914.

George Eastman announced the invention of the color photographic process in 1914.

English epidemiologist Richard Doll, who established a link between tobacco smoke and lung cancer and also exposure to high energy radiation and cancer, was born in Hampton in 1912.

Painter Francis Bacon was born in Dublin on this day in1909.

Novelist Evelyn Waugh, author of BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, was born in London in 1903.

Composer and longtime director of the Eastman School of Music, Howard Hansen, was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, in 1896.

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this day in 1886 on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.

Editor Gilbert Grosvenor, who transformed the National Geographic Society's publication from an irregularly published pamphlet to a periodical with a circulation of nearly two million, was born in Constantinople, Turkey, in 1875.

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