Mar. 17, 1996
Today's reading: "Toast" by Thomas McCarthy from THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY IRISH POETRY, published by Penguin Books.
It's the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who converted the Irish from pagan Druidism to Christianity and became a legend by the 7th century.
Today in 1766 the British Parliament voted to repeal the Stamp Act which had caused rebellion in the American colonies.
Today is the 220th anniversary of Evacuation Day, a public holiday in Boston that celebrates the evacuation of British Troops in 1776.
It's the birthday of painter and illustrator, Kate Greenaway (Mother Goose).
It's the day on which Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor were married in 1905.
The Camp Fire Girls were formed on this day in 1912.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®