Oct. 9, 1996
Sonnet 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars
Today's Reading:"Sonnet 25" by William Shakespeare.
Today is Leif Eriksen Day in Iceland, celebrating the discovery of North America, in the year 1,000, by the Norse explorer.
It was on this day in 1946, that Eugene O'Neill's play THE ICEMAN COMETH opened at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.
It's the birthday of French actor and director Jacques Tati, famous for his character "Uncle Hulot." He was born in Pecq, France, in 1908.
Writer, historian Bruce Catton was born on this day in Petoskey, Michigan, in 1899.
The Washington Monument was opened to the public on this day in 1888.
Physicist Max von Laue, whose work marked the origin of solid-state physics, was born on this day in Germany in 1879.
The father of the modern drugstore, Charles Rudolph Walgreen, was born near Galesburg, Illinois, in 1873.
It's the birthday of Francis Parker, founder of progressive elementary education in the United States. He was born in Bedford, New Hampshire, in 1837.
It's the birthday of sculptor Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, born in Watertown, Mass.,1830.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®