Dec. 8, 1996
The World Was Warm and White When I was Born
Today's Reading:"The World Was Warm and White When I Was Born" by Delmore Schwartz from SELECTED POEMS: SUMMER KNOWLEDGE, published by New Directions.
This is the day called the Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad by Muslims.
It's the birthday of poet and short-story writer Delmore Schwartz (IN DREAMS BEGIN RESPONSIBILITIES), born in Brooklyn, New York, 1913.
Novelist and playwright Richard Llewellyn (HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY) was born on this day in St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales, 1906.
The creator of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, was born in Chester, Illinois, on this day in 1894.
Writer James Thurber ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty") was born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, 1894.
The co-founder of Chevrolet, Billy Durant, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1861.
It's the birthday of Eli Whitney, who invented the cotton gin, but most importantly developed the concept of mass production of interchangeable parts. He was born in Westboro, Massachusetts, 1765.
It's the birthday of Queen Christina of Sweden, who abdicated her throne after ten years, and moved to Rome the next day where she spent the rest of her life. She was born in Stockholm, 1626.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®