Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How is your Tuesday going?

Some of the writers born today include:

Richard Blackmore (1654), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), George Godon Byron (Lord Byron) (1788), August Strindberg (1849), Francis Picabia (1879), Helen Hoyt (1887), Martti Haavio (1899), Arkady Gaidar (1904), Robert E. Howard (1906), Henry Bauchau (1913), Harilal Upadhyay (11916), Irving Kristol (1920), Howard Moss (1922), Joseph Wambaugh (1937), Vladimir Oravsky (1951), Steve J. Spears (1951), Francis Wheen (1957), and Subhash Ram Prajapati (1980).

Sixty-six years ago today KTLA began operation in Hollywood, California. KTLA was the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River.

During Super Bowl XVIII, on this day in 1984 there was a commercial by Apple Macintosh. The commercial was the famous “1984” commercial and introduced the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface.

Eleven years ago today Kmart became the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

On this day in 1995 the matriarch of the Kennedy family, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, passed away. She was 105 years old.

a separate peace

Today’s highlighted title is A Separate Peace by John Knowles.  This classic is required reading in some schools. The book just over 200 pages.  We have new copies in stock for only $7.50.  Amazon gives the following description for this story:

Set at a boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles’s crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.

cant stop

Disclaimer: Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia.   Images have been taken from various sources around the World Wide Web.

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