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This Day in the Arts: March 2

1904:

March 2 is the anniversary of the birth of one of the world's favorite children's authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. He was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss had written and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham; Oh, the Places You'll Go; Fox in Socks; and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The latest Seuss-inspired creation is the PBS series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, which offers science with a Seuss-y spin and is a favorite with the 2-5-year-old set.

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday there will be a four-episode marathon of the series from 8/7 a.m. CT to 10/9 a.m. CT on KET. And you'll find lots of fun activities at the series website.

1959:

Trumpeter Miles Davis holds the first recording sessions for his influential jazz album Kind of Blue in New York.


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