Mar. 16, 1996
To Her Sisters on the Nature of the Universe
Today's reading: "To Her Sisters on the Nature of the Universe" by Thomas Lynch from SKATING WITH HEATHER GRACE, published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
It's the birthday of President James Madison, born in King George County, Virginia in 1751; an advocate of the free press and open government.
Union General John Pope was born on this day in Louisville, Kentucky in 1822.
It's the birthday of painter Rosa Bonheur, born in Bordeaux, France in 1822.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850.
German physicist George Simon Ohm was born on this day in Bavaria in 1854.
Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan, wife of Richard Nixon, was born in Ely, Nevada in 1912.
Actor Jerry Lewis was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1926.
Physicist Robert Goddard launched a liquid-propelled rocket on this day in 1926.
It's the birthday of writer Alice Hoffman, born in New York City in 1952.
It's the anniversary of the My Lai Massacre in Viet Nam in 1968.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®