Sep. 3, 1996
Three Songs at the End of Summer
Today's Reading: "Three Songs at the End of Summer" by Jane Kenyon from OTHERWISE, published by Graywolf Press (1996).
It was on this day in 1939 that Great Britain declared war on Germany.
It's the birthday of novelist Alison Lurie (THE WAR BETWEEN THE TATES; REAL PEOPLE), in Chicago in 1926.
One of America's great architects, Louis Henry Sullivan, was born on this day in 1856.
Writer Sarah Orne Jewett (THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS) was born on this day in South Berwick, Maine, in 1849.
It was on this day in 1833 that the first successful "penny press" was launched by Benjamin H. Day.
Quaker schoolteacher Prudence Crandall, was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island (1803).
In 1783 on this day, Britain finally recognized the independence of the United States of America, ending the American Revolution.
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