On this day in 1865, the first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published.  

Born on this day in 1899 baritone Roy Henderson

Born on this day in 1911 conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Born on this day in 1925 mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian

Happy 88th birthday mezzo-soprano Patricia Kern

Happy 76th birthday soprano Zdzislawa Donat

Last, but not least, happy 88th to Gina Lollobrigida!

And happy Independence Day All U.S. Parterrians!