Monday

May 6, 1996

May

by Mary Oliver

MONDAY 5/6

Today's Reading: "May" by Mary Oliver from WHITE PINE, published by Harcourt Brace & Company.

Physician Sigmund Freud was born on this day in Freiberg, Moravia in 1856.

It's the birthday of Arctic explorer Robert E(win) Perry, born in Cresson, Pennsylvania in 1856.

Poet and dramatist Sir Rabindranath Tagore was born on this day in Calcutta in 1861.

It's the birthday of poet Randall Jarrell, born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1914.

Director George Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), was born on this day in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1915.

It's the birthday of baseball player Willie Howard Mays, born in Fairfield, Alabama in 1931.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created by Congress on this day in 1935 to provide jobs for thousands of unemployed workers.

The German transatlantic dirigible Hindenburg exploded in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937 while attempting to tie up its mooring mast. All 36 passengers were killed.

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