Nov. 12, 1996
Waly, Waly (The Water is Wide)
Today's Reading:"Waly, Waly," also known as "The Water is Wide" by an anonymous author. (waly = woefully)
The San Francisco-Oakland Bridge opened on this day in 1936, the longest bridge in country at that time.
Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist party on this day in 1927 and Josef Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the USSR.
It's the birthday of the founder of READER'S DIGEST, DeWitt Wallace, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1889. He kept a card file about the high points of magazine articles he read which became the idea behind the magazine.
The anesthetic chloroform was first demonstrated today in 1847 at the University of Edinburgh.
It's the birthday of sculptor Auguste Rodin, famous for THE THINKER and THE KISS. He was born in Paris, 1840.
It's the birthday of the founder of the Baha'I' Faith, Baha'U'llah, in Nur, Persia, 1817.
Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on this day in Johnstown, New York, 1815.
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