May 13, 1996
When a Friend
Today's Reading: "When a Friend" by Stephen Dobyns from COMMON CARNAGE, published by Penguin Books.
Today is Hummingbird Goose Day in Coos Bay, Oregon. The traditional day to see the returning geese along with the hummingbirds who burrow into the goose down and hitch a ride north.
It was on this day in 1607 that Capt. Christopher Newport sailed three ships into Chesapeake Bay to found the British colony, Jamestown.
The United States declared war on Mexico on this day in 1846.
British bacteriologist, Sir Ronald Ross, who discovered that Malaria was transmitted by the mosquito, was born on this day in Almora, India, 1857.
Heavyweight boxing champ, Joe Louis (Barrow), was born on this day in Lafayette, Alabama in 1914.
It's the birthday of novelist, Armistead (Jones) Maupin, born in Washington, D. C. in 1944.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®