Nov. 2, 1997

Love Like Salt

by Lisel Mueller

SUNDAY  11/2

Today's Reading:  "Love Like Salt" by Lisel Mueller from ALIVE TOGETHER published by Louisiana State University Press (1996).

D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover was found not to be obscene by a British jury on this day in 1960.

It's the birthday of author and researcher Shere Hite, author of the controversial HITE REPORTS on human sexuality, born in Joseph, Missouri, in 1942.

The BBC began the first regular high-definition television service in 1936.

Physicist Melvin Schwartz, whose research on the subatomic particles neutrinos won him a share of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Physics, was born in New York City in 1932.

Nobel-Prize winning physicist Richard Taylor, whose research proved the existence of quarks, was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 1929.

Charlotte Woodward voted in Philadelphia on this day in 1902, the only woman who attended the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention and lived long enough to exercise her right to vote.

Actor Burt Lancaster (FROM HERE TO ETERNITY) was born in New York City in 1913.

Film director Luchino Visconti (OBSESSION, BELLISSIMA, DEATH IN VENICE) was born in Milan in 1906.

Astronomer Harlow Shapley, who made the groundbreaking discovery that the sun is not situated in the center of the galaxy, was born in Nashville, Missouri, in 1885.

The 29th president of the United States, Warren Harding, was born in Blooming Grove, Ohio, in 1865.

James Polk, the 11th U.S. president, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1795.

Marie-Antoinette, the notorious queen consort of French King Louis XVI, was born in Vienna in 1755.

Frontiersman Daniel Boone was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1734.

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