Dec. 18, 1995
Today's reading: "December Blues" by Robert Pinsky from SADNESS & HAPPINESS, published Princeton University.
Today is the first day of Chanukah, Dec.18-Dec 25.
Birthday of hymn writer Charles Wesley, born in 1707.
Composer Edward MacDowell born in 1861.
British short-story writer H. H. Munro (Saki) born in 1870.
Birthday of Swiss abstract painter Paul Klee, born in 1879.
Baseball player Ty Cobb born in 1886.
Birthday of Edwin Armstrong, engineer and inventor of three basic electronic circuits underlying all modern radio, radar, and television. Born in 1890.
Former West German chancellor Willy Brandt born in 1913.
Steven Biko, founder of South African Students' Association, born in 1946.
Birthday of director Steven Spielberg, born in 1947.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®