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Reading, PA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.readingpa.gov/

Population:
81207 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1748

County:
Berks County

County seat of Berks County.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Reading Area Community College
1971
Alvernia College
1958
Albright College
1856

LIBRARY

LibraryFounded
Reading Public Library
1763

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Penske Truck Leasing
1969
Carpenter Technology
1889

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Althouse
Singer
2-Dec-1889 6-Feb-1954 Operatic tenor
Spencer Fullerton Baird
Naturalist
3-Feb-1823 19-Aug-1887 History of North American Birds
Edwin G. Booz
Business
2-Sep-1887 1-Oct-1951 Founder of Booz Allen Hamilton
Gold Chains
Electronic Musician
c. 1973   Punk Rock MC
Forrest Compton
Actor
15-Sep-1925   Col. Edward Gray on Gomer Pyle, USMC
Michael Constantine
Actor
22-May-1927   My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Meg Foster
Actor
10-May-1948   B-movie starlet
Megan Gallagher
Actor
6-Feb-1960   Tina Russo on Hill Street Blues
Keith Haring
Painter
4-May-1958 16-Feb-1990 Abstract graffiti and mural artist
Ed Kemmer
Actor
29-Oct-1921 9-Nov-2004 Cmdr. Buzz Corry on Space Patrol
Stephen D. Mull
Diplomat
30-Apr-1958   US Ambassador to Lithuania, 2003-06
Martin Cruz Smith
Novelist
3-Nov-1942   Gorky Park
Anne Stevens
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Carpenter Technology
Wallace Stevens
Poet
2-Oct-1879 2-Aug-1955 Harmonium
Thomas J. Usher
Business
11-Sep-1942   CEO of US Steel, 1995-2004
Gus Yatron
Politician
16-Oct-1927 13-Mar-2003 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1969-93

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gwendolyn Bennett
Author
8-Jul-1902 30-May-1981 Harlem Renaissance writer
Dan Burros
Activist
5-Mar-1937 31-Oct-1965 Antisemitic Jew outed by NY Times
John Philip Sousa
Composer
6-Nov-1854 6-Mar-1932 Stars and Stripes Forever



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