Jan. 11, 1996
O Fair! O Sweet!
Today's reading: "O Fair! O Sweet!" by Sir Philip Sidney.
Birthday of Alexander Hamilton in 1755.
First life insurance company incorporated on this day in 1759.
Benjamin Franklin sent shipment of rhubarb to U.S. in 1770.
Birthday of Ezra Cornell, founder of Western Union Telegraph and Cornell University, born in 1807.
Radio communication pioneer, George Washington Pierce was born in 1872.
Birthday of geneticist Calvin Blackman Bridges, born in 1889.
Laurens Hammond, inventor of electronic keyboard, born in 1895.
Novelist, journalist, and historian, Bernard De Voto was born in 1897.
Birthday of South African writer Alan S. Paton in 1903.
English novelist Thomas Hardy died on this day in 1928.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®