Sep. 12, 1996
Sonnet 22: When our two souls stand up erect and strong
Today's Reading: "When our two souls stand up erect and strong" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).
The Newport International Boat Show begins today in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Northern Appalachian Storytelling Festival starts today at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania.
It's the birthday of poet and novelist Michael Ondaatje, born in Colombo, Ceylon, 1943.
Epidemiologist Alexander Langmuir, founder of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1910.
British poet and playwright Louis Macneice was born on this day in Belfast, Ireland, 1907.
American publisher Alfred A. Knopf was born today in New York City in 1892.
Writer H. L. Mencken (PREJUDICES) was born on this day in Baltimore in 1880.
It's the wedding anniversary today in 1846 of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, who were secretly married in a ceremony at London's St. Marylebone Church.
It's the birthday of newspaperman Charles Dudley Warner, born in Plainfield, Massachusetts, 1829. He's remembered for writing, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
It's the birthday of the inventor of the first rotary printing press, Richard Marchhoe, born on this day in New York City, in 1812.
Today in 1609 Henry Hudson sailed his Half Moon into New York Harbor and headed up to Albany, discovering the river that was later named for him.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®