Friday

May 17, 1996

Unhappiness Begins at Home

by Gavin Ewart

Ambition

by Gavin Ewart

FRIDAY 5/17

Today's Reading: "Unhappiness Begins at Home" and "Ambition" by Gavin Ewart from SELECTED POEMS, 1933-1988, published by New Directions, 1988.

Physician, Edward Jenner, discoverer of the smallpox vaccine, was born in Gloucestershire, England in 1749.

The New York Stock Exchange was established on this day in 1792 when two dozen merchants and brokers began meeting under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street.

In Norway it's Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1814 when Norway separated from Denmark.

It's the birthday of French composer, Erik Alfred Leslie Satie, born in Le Havre, France in 1866.

Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, was born on this day in 1882.

The Supreme Court made its ruling in 1954 in the Brown vs. The Board of Education case regarding the segregation of public schools.


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