Feb. 8, 1996
Today's reading: "Vermeer" by Howard Nemerov from THE COLLECTED POEMS, published by University of Chicago Press.
Birthday of French pharmacist Bernard Coutois, discoverer of iodine, born in 1777.
Science fiction writer Jules Verne, author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, was born in France in 1828.
Birthday of Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev in 1834, creator of the periodic table of elements.
Birthday of writer Kate Chopin (The Awakening) born in St. Louis in 1851.
Chestor Carlson, inventor of the copying machine, was born in Seattle in 1906.
Birthday of poet Elizabeth Bishop born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1911.
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