Apr. 15, 1996
Today's Reading: "Absence" by May Sarton from COLLECTED POEMS, published by W. W. Norton & Company
Today is the deadline for filing income tax returns.
It's the birthday of Italian painter Leonardo Da Vinci, born in Tuscany in 1452.
Novelist Henry James was born in New York City on this day in 1843.
Painter Thomas Hart Benton was born in Missouri in 1889.
It's the birthday of Bessie Smith, "Empress of the Blues," born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1894.
The 100th annual Boston Marathon takes place today, with an estimated 30,000 runners participating.
It was on this day in 1912 that the Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York; 1,500 passengers and crew died.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®