Jan. 27, 1997
An Apology for Using the Word 'Heart' in Too Many Poems
Today's Reading:"An Apology for Using the Word 'Heart' in Too Many Poems" by Hayden Carruth from COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS 1946-1991, published by Copper Canyon Press.
A treaty was signed in Paris on this day in 1973, ending the combat role of the United States in the Vietnam War, the longest war in American history.
It's the birthday of ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, born in Riga, Latvia, 1948.
The National Geographic Society was founded on this day in Washington, D.C., 1888.
Composer Jerome Kern (SHOWBOAT) was born on this day in New York City in 1885.
It's the birthday of writer and mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, best known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll (ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND). He was born on this day in Cheshire, England, 1832.
The inventor of the lifeboat, Henry Greathead, was born on this day in England, 1757.
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