May 22, 1996
Today's Reading: "Asparagus" by Margaret Atwood from MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE, published by Houghton Mifflin.
The Bergen International Festival, a Nowegian music festival, begins today in Bergen, Norway.
The American steamship "Savannah" set out, with no passengers or cargo, for the first transatlantic voyage in 1819, arriving in Liverpool 29 days later.
Impressionist painter Mary Cassat was born on this day in 1844 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania.
Author Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born today in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1859.
Wilbur and Orville Wright patented their flying machine in 1908.
Author Peter Matthiessen was born today in New York City, 1927.
Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow in 1972, the first American president to visit the USSR.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®