Sunday

Dec. 29, 1996

SUNDAY 12/29

Today's Reading:"Snowflakes" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

On this day in 1170 St. Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by soldiers who had been directed by his old friend King Henry II.

It's the birthday of inventor Charles Goodyear, born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1800. He began his experiments with rubber while serving time in prison for his debts.

Henrik Ibsen's play THE DOLL'S HOUSE was first performed on this evening in 1879 in Copenhagen.

It's the anniversary in 1890 of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, the last major conflict of the Indian wars; 150 Sioux, including women and children, were killed.

It's the birthday of Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, born in David City, Nebraska, in 1891.

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