May 24, 1996
Living in the Body
Today's Reading: "Living in the Body" by Joyce Sutphen from STRAIGHT OUT OF VIEW, published by Beacon Press.
Today is Shavuot, the Jewish Pentecost holy day.
The 20th annual Spoleto Festival opens today in Charleston, South Carolina and runs until June 9.
German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit, inventor of the mercury thermometer, was born in Danzig, Poland in 1686.
The country's first telegraph was sent by Samuel F. B. Morse on this day in 1844.
The Brooklyn Bridge opened to public traffic on this day in 1883.
Dr. Helen Tausiig, founder of Pediatric Cardiology, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1898.
Author Mikhail A. Sholokhov was born today in 1905.
The Marx Brothers' first movie, "The Coconuts," premiered in New York City in 1929.
Writer Joseph Brodsky was born today in Leningrad, Russia in 1940.
Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan, was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®