Moby Dick day*

hey, folks – thanks for the good wishes, my mom came home from the hospital and is doing well physically – she still can’t remember to take her pills and stuff.

calendar •
1732 –1st U.S. professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia

*1851 – Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick is published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers, New York after it was first published on October 18, 1851 by Richard Bentley, London. (i just made moby dick day up . . i am getting big on secular holidays)

1894 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez”
1914 – Saki, master of the short story , is killed in action in World War I.

birthdays •
1907 –
Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer (d. 2002)
1907 – William Steig, American cartoonist and children’s book author (d. 2003)
1947 – P. J. O’Rourke, American writer

he rises • Ray Bradbury shares memories of working on the John Huston film of Moby Dick.

whale of a time • with Moby Dick Weekend – New Bedford, MA has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the filming of film.

overdue • Author Eric Carle’s renowned collage art receives its due at the Tacoma Art Museum.

something old and new • from the Boston Globe – Henry Louis Gates Jr, discusses the New Scholarly Edition of The Annotated Uncle Tom’s Cabin that he and Johns Hopkins University’s Hollis Robbins Prepared For W.W. Norton.

banktoaster • Organized Home has free downloadable printer planner forms for those out there who are organized.

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