Wednesday

Mar. 13, 1996

812 A Light exists in Spring

by Emily Dickinson

WEDNESDAY 3/13

Today's reading: "A light exists in spring..." by Emily Dickinson.

It's the birthday in 1733 of chemist Dr. Joseph Priestly who discovered oxygen.

Its the anniversary of the discovery of the planet Uranus in 1781.

"Uncle Sam" first appeared as a symbol of the United States in a cartoon that appeared in the New York Lantern in 1852.

Astronomer Percival Lowell was born on this day in Boston in 1855.

Tsar Alexander II was killed by revolutionaries in St. Petersburg, 1881.

It's the birthday in 1886 of Albert William Stevens, balloonist and aerial photographer, who in 1930 became the first to photograph the curvature of the earth.

Author Janet Flanner (Genet) was born on this day in Indianapolis in 1892.

It's the birthday of Greek poet George Seferis, born in Turkey in 1900.

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