Link: The Writer’s Almanac

The Writer’s Almanac

The marvelous Maria Gillan on The Writer’s Almanac!

On this day in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross was founded in Geneva, Switzerland; and in 1904, Puccini’s opera ‘Madame Butterfly’ had its premiere in Milan, Italy. It’s also the birthday of authors Mo Yan and Ruth Rendell.