Apr. 24, 1996
Today's Reading: "Father" by Ted Kooser from ONE WORLD AT A TIME, published by University of Pittsburgh Press
The Library of Congress was created on this day in 1800 by the United States Congress.
Novelist Anthony Trollope, who wrote THE WARDEN, was born on this day in 1815.
It's the birthday of expressionist painter Willem de Kooning, born in Rotterdam in 1904.
Robert Penn Warren, the country's first Poet Laureate, was born today in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905.
A bloody uprising against British rule took place in Dublin on this day in 1916.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®