May 14, 1996
Today's Reading: "Cell" by Margaret Atwood from MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE, published by Houghton Miflin.
In North Cape, Norway, it's the beginning of the season with around-the-clock sunshine; the sun doesn't dip below the horizon from May 14 to July 30.
It's the birthday of the German physicist who introduced the mercury thermometer, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, born in Danzig, Germany in 1686.
Claude Dornier, designer of the first all-metal plane in 1911, was born on this day in Kempten, Bavaria in 1884.
Explorers Lewis and Clark departed St. Louis, Missouri on this day in 1804 to explore the newly acquired territory in the Louisiana Purchase.
It's the birthday of soprano saxophonist, Sidney Joseph Bechet, born in New Orleans in 1897.
John D. Rockefeller donated $100,000,000 on this day in 1911 to establish the Rockefeller Foundation.
Filmmaker George Lucas was born in Modesto, California in 1944.
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