Aug. 30, 1996
Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold
Today's Reading: "Sonnet LXXIII" (73) by William Shakespeare.
The 17th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta starts today in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Topeka Railroad Days Festival begins in Topeka, Kansas.
It's the opening today of the 151st Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Vermont.
It was on this day in 1941 that German troops surrounded Leningrad in the Soviet Union, beginning the great siege that would last until January 1943.
It's the birthday of Boston Red Sox player, Ted Williams, born in San Diego in 1918.
Journalist and author John Gunther, who wrote the INSIDE EUROPE series, was born on this day in Chicago in 1901.
Actress Shirley Booth, who played the housekeeper Hazel in the television series of the same name, was born today in New York City in 1898.
Raymond Massey, who played Dr. Gillespie on the television series DR. KILDARE, was born on this day in Toronto, Ontario, in 1896.
In 1862 General Stonewall Jackson led the Confederates to victory in the Civil War's Second Battle of Bull Run, in Virginia.
The creator of Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was born on this day in London in 1797.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®