Richard Powers, 'The Time of Our Singing'—from 2003, the best American novel of the last twenty years.
1992: After performing with his European Old Music ensemble in San Francisco, Jonah Strom dies of injuries suffered in the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
1970: David Strom dies of pancreatic cancer in New York City.
1967: In Loving v. Virginia the Supreme Court rules state laws criminalizing interracial marriage unconstitutional.
1965: Just after completing his first album, with his brother, Jonah Strom is almost killed in the Watts riots in Los Angeles.
1961: Jonah Strom wins a national singing competition at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
1955: Delia Daley dies in a house fire in New York City.
1953: Joseph Strom enters Bolyston Academy of Music in Boston.
1952: Jonah Strom enters the Boylston Academy.
1948: In Perez v. Sharp the California Supreme Court becomes the first state court to rule that statutes forbidding interracial marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment.
1945: Ruth Strom is born in New York City
1942: Joseph Strom is born in New York City.
1941: Jonah Strom is born in New York City
1940: Delia Daley and David Strom are married in Philadelphia.
April 9, 1939: As Marian Anderson sings on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Delia Daley, a young black singer from Philadelphia, and David Strom, a German-Jewish émigré physicist at Columbia University, meet in the crowd.