Feb. 19, 1996
Today's reading: "Blizzard" by May Sarton from COLLECTED POEMS (1930-1993), published by W.W. Norton & Co.
Today is Presidents' Day.
It's Chinese New Year today, marking the lunar year 4694.
Iceland celebrates Bun Day today.
Fasching is celebrated in Austria and Germany today.
The Battle Creek Toasted Cornflake Co. began selling its instant breakfast cereal on this day in 1906.
Author Carson McCullers was born on this day in 1917.
It's the birthday of novelist Kay Boyle, born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus was born on this day.
Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his invention of the phonograph in 1878.
Vaudeville actor Ed Wynn signed on to do a radio show in 1922.
It's the birthday of Polish novelist and essayist, Adolf Rudnicki, born in 1912.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®