Saturday

May 25, 1996

I Knew a Woman

by Theodore Roethke

SATURDAY 5/25

Today's Reading: "I Knew A Woman" by Theodore Roethke from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF THEODORE ROETHKE, published by Anchor Books, Doubleday.

Today is the Feast Day of St. Bede the Venerable, born in Durham County, England in 673.

Today in 1787 a group of Americans including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison got together at the Philadelphia State House to begin work on the new constitution.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on this day in Boston in 1803. He said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

It's the birthday of tap dancer, Luther "Bojangles" Robinson, born in Richmond, Virginia in 1878.

Poet Theodore Roethke (The Waking) was born today in Saginaw, Michigan in 1908.

Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis was born today in Alton, Illinois in 1926.

Babe Ruth, playing for the Boston Braves, hit his last (3) home runs in 1935.

Poet and short story writer Raymond Carver was born on this day in Clatskanie, Oregon in 1938.

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