Apr. 10, 1996
Today's Reading: "Familial" by William Matthews from SELECTED POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS (1992), published by Houghton Mifflin Company
It's the birthday of the Dutch theologian and scholar Hugo Grotius, born in Delft, Holland in 1583.
It was on this day in 1790 that Robert Gray sailed into Boston Harbor, becoming the first American to sail around the world.
It's the birthday of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, born in Nottingham, England, 1829.
Journalist and publisher Joseph Pulitzer was born on this day in Mako, Hungary, 1847.
It's the birthday of the greatest synthetic organic chemist of modern times, Robert B. Woodward, born in Boston in 1917.
Journalist, author David Halberstam (The Best and the Brightest) was born in New York City in 1934.
It's the birthday of author Paul Theroux, born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®