Dec. 25, 1996
Today's Reading:"The Camel" by Carmen Bernas de Gasztold from THE CREATURE'S CHOIR, translated from the French by Rumer Godden, published by Viking Press.
Today is Christmas Day, the first day of the twelve days of Christmas which extends to January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany.
It was on this day in 1776 that George Washington led the Continental Army across the Delaware to attack the Hessian troops encamped at Trenton, New Jersey; a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
Today is the birthday in 1642 of Sir Isaac Newton, who developed the idea of universal gravity after seeing an apple fall in his garden in 1665.
It's the birthday of the founder of the Red Cross, Civil War nurse Clara Barton. She was born in Oxford, Massachusetts in1821.
Jazz trombonist and creator of scat singing, Kid Ory, was born in Louisiana on this day in 1886.
Singer and bandleader Cab Calloway was born on this day in Rochester, New York, 1907.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®