Sep. 10, 1996
Roses, Late Summer
Today's Reading: "Roses, Late Summer" by Mary Oliver from HOUSE OF LIGHT, published by Beacon Press.
It's the birthday of science writer and biologist Stephen Jay Gould in New York City, 1941. He co-developed the theory of punctuated equilibria, stating that species evolve in rapid bursts over periods as short as a thousand years.
Journalist Charles Kuralt was born today in Wilmington, North Carolina, 1934.
Baseball player Roger Maris was born today in Hibbing, Minnesota, 1934. His one-time season total of 61 home runs in 1961 was the highest ever in the major leagues.
It's the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Mary Oliver, born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1935.
English writer and critic Cyril Connolly was born today in Coventry, England, in 1903.
Austrian writer Franz Werfel was born today in Prague in 1890.
It's the birthday of poet Hilda Doolittle in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1886.
It was on this day in 1846 that Elias Howe was awarded a patent for a new eye-pointed needle sewing machine.
Today in 1813 the American fleet defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812.
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