Apr. 27, 1996
Castles in Spain
Today's Reading: "Castles in Spain" by Amy Lowell from PICTURES OF THE FLOATING WORLD, published by Macmillan Company
Author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born in London in 1759.
Civil War General and 18th president Ulysses Simpson Grant was born on this day in 1822.
The steamship Sultana, carrying mostly Union soldiers, exploded on the Mississippi River north of Memphis in 1865, killing between 1,500 and 2,000 people.
It's the birthday of Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor of nylon, born in Burlington, Iowa in 1896.
The Golden Gate Bridge was completed on this day in 1937.
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