Mar. 12, 1996
For My Daughter's 20th Birthday
Today's reading: "For My Daughter's 20th Birthday" by Walter Lowenfel from SOME DEATHS, published by Jonathan Williams.
It was on this day in 1789 that the U.S. Post Office was established.
It's the birthday of Adolph Simon Ochs, founder of The New York Times, born in Cincinnati in 1858.
The Girl Scouts were founded on this day in 1912 by Juliet Low in Savannah, Ga.
It's the birthday of writer Jack Kerouac, born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922.
Playwright Edward Albee was born in Virginia on this day in 1928.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the first of his Sunday evening Fireside Chats to the American people in 1933.
Diarist Anne Frank died on this day in a German concentration camp in 1945.
It's the birthday of poet, memoirist Patricia Hampl, born in St. Paul in 1946.
Today marks the anniversary of the ordination of women priests by the Church of England in 1994.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®