damn • Bill Peschel the diligent blogger of the Reader’s Almanac fame will be posting his final daily Almanac entry on Friday. He will still blog commentary and such, but cease feeding daily tidbits to information junkies like me. He’s just making more work for me, I stopped trying to post that kind of stuff because he was so much better at it. With his permission I will go back to adding it to the Bullpen posts. Thanks for everything Bill.
born on todays date
1884 • Sara Teasdale, poet, St. Louis, Mo
1896 • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, novelist, short-story writer, Washington, D.C.
1946 • Carolyn Wheat, mystery author, Green Bay, Wis
1951 • Randy Shilts, journalist, Davenport, Iowa
1952 • Valerie Sayers, South Carolinian comic novelist
1954 • Elizabeth Ann Tallent, short-story writer/novelist
1955 • Ian Pears, art historian, novelist, Coventry, England
[btw I don’t report deaths unless it was entertaining, embarrassing or literary in some way]
1818 • 22-year-old John Keats returns from a strenuous walking tour of the Lake Districts and Scotland with friends. On the tour, he begins to show symptoms of the tuberculosis that will kill him within three years.