Jun. 6, 1996
Today's Reading: "Wisteria" by Philip Levine from SWEET WILL, published by Atheneum.
Revolutionary officer Nathan Hale was born on this day in 1755 in Coventry, Connecticut; he was captured by the English in 1776 and hung as a spy at the age of twenty-one.
It's the birthday of Russian poet Aleksandr Sergeyenvich Pushkin in Moscow in 1799.
German novelist Thomas Mann (BUDDENBROOKS, DEATH IN VENICE, and THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN) ), was born on this day in 1875.
It's the birthday of English architect and town planner Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie in 1879, who devised the plan for reconstruction of London following its devastation from World War II.
Catcher Bill Dickey was born in Bastrop, Louisiana in 1907.
The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey in 1933.
Today was D-Day in 1944 when Allied forced landed on the beaches of
Normandy, beginning the invasion that eventually led to the defeat of Germany.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®