Sep. 22, 1996
Today's Reading:"To Autumn" by John Keats.
Autumn begins today at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, begins today at sundown.
Thomas Wolfe and James Joyce rode on the same tour bus while visiting the battlefield at Waterloo in 1926. The two writers, however, did not meet.
Today is the birthday of the ice cream cone, devised by Italo Marchiony, who emigrated to New York in the late 1800s. His patent application was filed on this day in 1903.
It's the birthday of Michael Faraday, who devised the electro-magnetic theory of light. He was born in Surrey, England, in 1791.
It was on this day in 1776 that Nathan Hale declared, before being executed by the British, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®