Saturday

Jan. 13, 1996

The Winter's Spring

by John Clare

SATURDAY 1/13

Today's reading: "The Winters Spring" by John Clare.

Birthday of writer Horatio Alger born in 1832.

Oskar Minkowski, German physiologist and pathologist who discovered diabetes was caused by lack of insulin, born in 1858.

American composer Stephen Foster died on this day in 1864.

Birthday of singer Sophie Tucker ("last of the red hot mamas"), born in 1884.

Letter from novelist Emile Zola appeared in newspaper attacking French army for its court martial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus.

Birthday of writer A. B. Guthrie in 1901.

First advertisement for a radio appeared in Scientific American in 1906.

First public radio broadcast in history was made in 1910.

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