Mar. 23, 1996
His Father's Cadaver
Today's reading: "His Father's Cadaver" by Sharon Olds from THE WELLSPRING, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Handel's oratorio MESSIAH was performed for the first time in London in 1743.
In 1775 Patrick Henry spoke to the Virginia Convention calling for the organization of militia for possible war against England. He said "...Give me liberty or give me death!"
It's the birthday of Daniele Bovet, who discovered the first antihistamine, born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1907.
Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) was born in 1910.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®