Feb. 11, 1996
Today's reading: "Absences" by Donald Justice from DEPARTURES, published by Atheneum.
Voltaire returned to Paris on this day in 1778 after 28 years of exile.
The first women's college, Mount Holyoke Seminary, was chartered on this day in 1836.
Birthday of inventor Thomas Alva Edison, born in Milan, Ohio in 1847.
British calligrapher Edward Johnston, creator of San Serif typeface, was born in 1872.
Virginia Eshelman Johnson, of Masters and Johnson, was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1925.
South African leader Nelson Mandela was freed from prison on this day in 1990.
Poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide on this day in England in 1963.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®