Feb. 15, 1997
Today's Reading:"Double Feature" by Theodore Roethke from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF THEODORE ROETHKE, published by Doubleday (1966).
It's the birthday of cartoonist Matt Groening, the creator of THE SIMPSONS, born in Portland, Oregon, in 1954.
It's the birthday of composer, arranger, and pianist Harold Arlen ("Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "That Old Black Magic," "Over the Rainbow"), born in Buffalo, New York, 1905.
Actor John Barrymore, whose family includes siblings Ethel and Lionel, children Diana and John, and granddaughter Drew, was born on this day in Philadelphia in 1882.
It's the birthday of piano builder Henry Englehard Steinway, born in Wolfshagen, Braunschweig, in 1797. He moved to New York in 1849 and opened a shop there.
Italian mathematician and astronomer Galileo Galilei, who devised the law of uniformly accelerated motion, proving that objects of different weights fall at the same speed, was born on this day in Pisa, in 1654.
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