Mar. 4, 1996
The Botticellian Trees
Today's reading: "The Botticellian Trees" by William Carlos Williams from SELECTED POEMS, published by New Directions.
It's the birthday of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, born in 1678.
The first U.S. Congress convened today in New York City in 1789.
Today is known as Old Inauguration Day, the day which presidents took their oath of office up until 1933.
Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated in 1801, the first time this event took place in Washington, D.C.
Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president in 1861.
Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, was the first woman to serve in Congress. She joined the House of Representatives in 1917.
Today is the birthday of British author and playwright, Alan Sillitoe, born in 1928.
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