Dec. 2, 1997


by Tom Wayman


Today's Reading:  "Bosses" by Tom Wayman from INTRODUCING TOM WAYMAN, published by Ontario Review Press.

It's the birthday of novelist and short-story writer T. Corgaghessan Boyle, author of WATER MUSIC (1981), born in Peekskill, New York, in 1948.

Engineer Peter Carl Goldmark, who developed the first commercial color-television and the long-playing phonograph record, was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1906.

Greek writer and lawyer Nikos Kazantzakis, famous for his 1946 novel ZORBA THE GREEK, was born in Iraklion, Crete, in 1885.

Ruth Draper, an actress and writer who gained international acclaim for the dramatic monologues she performed on stage for four decades, was born in New York City in 1884.

People waited in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City in 1867.

Charles Ringling, one of the seven Ringling brothers of circus fame, was born in McGregor, Iowa, in 1863.

French painter Georges Seurat, founder and leader of the Neo-Impressionist style called Pointillism, was born in Paris in 1859.

Napoleon Bonaparte had himself crowned Emperor of France at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1804.

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