Apr. 11, 1996
Today's Reading: "The Makers" by Howard Nemerov from TRYING CONCLUSIONS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (1961-1991), published by The University of Chicago Press
It's the birthday of religious poet Christopher Smart, born in Shipbourne, England, 1722.
Doctor and writer James Parkinson (Parkinson's Disease) was born in London, 1755.
Cartoon character Popeye made his first appearance in a newspaper on this day in 1929.
Journalist Ellen Goodman was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1941.
Bob Dylan performed for the first time in New York, opening for John Lee Hooker in Greenwich Village.
Today marks the anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 13 space flight in 1970 when astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were in danger after an oxygen tank ruptured.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®