Feb. 7, 1997
Today's Reading:"Winter" by Mary Oliver form NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, published by Beacon Press.
Today is the start of the Chinese New Year, 4695, the Year of the Ox.
In San Francisco the Chinese New Year Festival begins with more than two weeks of parades, pageants and street fairs.
It's the birthday of Scottish lexicographer and editor Sir James Murray (THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY) born in Denholm, Scotland, 1837.
Swedish physiologist Ulf Svante von Euler-Chelpin was born in Stockholm on this day in 1905. He won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work on this chemistry of nerve impulses.
Novelist Sinclair Lewis (MAIN STREET)was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota on this day in 1885.
Charles Dickens (OLIVER TWIST; DAVID COPPERFIELD; A TALE OF TWO CITIES; GREAT EXPECTATIONS) was born in Portsmouth, England on this day in 1812.
English statesman and writer Sir Thomas More was born in London on this day in 1477.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®