Sunday

Nov. 10, 1996

Rumors from an Aeolian Harp

by Henry David Thoreau

SUNDAY 11/10

Today's Reading:"Rumors from an Aeolian Harp" by Henry David Thoreau.

It was on this day in 1975 that the ore carrier EDMUND FITZGERALD broke in two and sank during a November gale on Lake Superior, drowning all 29 crew members. This evening in Two Harbors, Minnesota, a special memorial beacon lighting will take place to honor the FITZGERALD and its crew.

The children's television program SESAME STREET debuted on PBS in 1969.

Poet and critic Karl Shapiro was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1913.

The first motorcycle trip was made on this day in 1885 in Germany when Paul Daimler rode for six miles. The motorcycle was intended only for the purpose of testing his newly developed petrol engine.

It's the birthday in Dublin, 1879, of Irish nationalist and poet Patrick Henry Pearse. He wrote in Gaelic to promote the language, helped to plan the Easter Uprising of 1916, was commander-in-chief of Irish forces during the revolt, and became the first president of the provisional government. He was executed by the British on 3 May 1916.

Martin Luther, the Augustinian monk who started the Reformation, was born on this day in Eisleben, Saxony, 1483.

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