Mathew Looney day

as you can guess, one of my computers died and the other one has been giving me serious grief – so it looks like i will be calling on Jerry my PC guy on Monday. The thought of NOT having net access is kinda terrifying.

calendar •
1793 – Noah Webster establishes New York’s 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1889 – First issue of Golden Argosy magazine is published.
1892 – George Bernard Shaw play Widowers Houses premiers, London.
1896 – First performance (dress rehearsal) of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi sets off a riot in Paris.
1915 – George Bernard Shaw play Major Barbara makes its US premiere, NY.
1959 –Vita Sackville-West writes her husband Harold Nicolson “It always makes me cross when Max [Beerbohm] is called ‘The Incomparable Max.’ He is not incomparable at all.”
1989 – Yevgeny Pasternak accepts the Nobel medal his father was forced by the Russian government to refuse.

birthdays •
1848 – Joel Chandler Harris (d.1908) creator of Uncle Remus Putnam Co. GA
1899 – Jean de Brunhoff, French author (d. 1937) inventor of Babar
1905 – Dalton Trumbo, American writer (d. 1976) Won an American Booksellers Award for 1939. He was blacklisted & in 1950 spent 11 months in prison. After his blacklisting, he wrote 30 scripts under pseudonyms.
1918 – Jerome Beatty Jr., American author (d. 2002)
1943 – Michael Ondaatje, Canadian author

site to see • the Independent Bookstore Photo Gallery Blog – which is da bomb.

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