May 29, 1996
Today's Reading: "The Spring" by Thomas Crew.
Today is the Baha'i observance of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha'i Faith, who died in exile on this date in 1892.
In England it's Oak-Apple Day, the anniversary of Charles Stuart's return to London from exile in 1660 to become King Charles II, restoring the monarch that Oliver Cromwell's commonwealth had ended.
Today is the birthday of revolutionary leader and orator Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, 1736, famous for saying "Give me liberty or give me death."
It's the birthday in Sterling, Massachusetts, 1826, of Ebenezer Butterick, who invented standardized paper patterns for making clothes (1859).
English writer G. K. Chesterton was born on this day in London, 1874.
Today is the birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, born in Brookline, Massachusetts, 1917.
It was on this day in 1953 that New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount
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