October 20


Amber pages


Old Billingsgate Market, on the Thames


Sir Christopher Wren, English astronomer and architect, born today in 1632


Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, born today in 1854


Charles Ives, US composer, born today in 1874


The 49th parallel established as the border between US and Canada, today in 1818




And one of the most despicable of all the many despicable events that comprise American history, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened its hearings today in 1947, Senator Joe MacCarthy in the Chair; and that is all that I intend to say here on this subject. The light, on this occasion, is stalled in red









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