Dec. 1, 1996
Today's Reading:"Triads" from THE BOOK OF IRISH VERSE, published by Galahad Books.
Today is the beginning of Advent in anticipation of the feast of Christmas, beginning on the Sunday nearest St. Andrew's Day.
Rosa Parks was arrested on this day in Montgomery, Alabama, 1955, for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, defying the city's racial segregation laws.
It's the birthday of Allen Steward Konigsberg, better known as Woody Allen, born in Brooklyn, New York, 1935. He wrote, "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens."
It's the birthday of actress Mary Martin (SOUTH PACIFIC; PETER PAN) born in Weatherford, Texas, 1913.
Architect Minoru Yamasaki, designer of New York's World Trade Center, was born on this day in Seattle, 1912.
Mystery writer Rex Stout, creator of detective Nero Wolfe, was born in Noblesville, Indiana, 1886.
It's the birthday of chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth, discoverer of uranium and titanium, born in Wernigerode, Germany, 1743.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®