Mar. 22, 1996
Boulevard du Montparnasse
Today's reading: "Boulevard Du Montparnasse" by Mary Jo Salter from SUNDAY SKATERS, published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
It's the birthday of Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke, born in Antwerp in 1599.
It was on this day in 1794 that Congress passed legislation prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries, although slavery remained legal in this country.
In 1834, Horace Greely established a weekly literary and news magazine called the NEW YORKER, the forerunner of the more successful magazine THE NEW YORKER, in 1925.
It's the birthday of illustrator Randolph Caldecott, born in Chester, England on this day in 1846; the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished children's book.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®