Aug. 9, 1996
A Silent Love
Today's Reading:"A Silent Love" by Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1607).
Chicago's Gold Coast Art Fair begins today featuring the work of 600 painters and sculptors.
The Missouri River Festival of the Arts opens today in Boonville, Missouri with symphony, opera, jazz, Broadway, and folk music performances.
Shanty Days: Celebration of the Lake begins today in Algoma, Wisconsin.
It was on this day in 1945 that the second atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 40,000 people.
It's the birthday of actor, novelist, playwright Robert Shaw, born in West Houghton, England, in 1927.
Poet Philip Larkin was born today in Coventry, England, in 1922.
It's the birthday of Mary Poppins creator, P(amela) L(yndon) Travers, born in Maryborough, Australia, in 1899.
Psychologist Jean Piaget, the first to systematically study children's psychological development, was born on this day in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in 1896.
Astrophysicist Jonathan Homer Lane, the first to study the Sun as a gaseous body, was born in Geneseo, New York, in 1819.
It's the birthday of dental surgeon William Thomas Green Morton who pioneered the use of ether as an anesthetic during surgery. He was born in Charlton, Massachusetts, in 1819.
It's the birthday of Izaak Walton (THE COMPLEAT ANGLER) who was born in Stafford, England, in 1593.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®