Thursday

Feb. 27, 1997

A Psalm of Life

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

THURSDAY 2/27

Today's Reading:"A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

It's the birthday of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, born in Winsted, Connecticut, 1934.

Actress Elizabeth Taylor, who won her first Oscar for playing a call girl in BUTTERFIELD 8, was born on this day in London, 1932.

It's the birthday of actress Joanne Woodward, born in Thomasville, Georgia, 1930.

Novelist Lawrence Durrell, known for his Alexandria Quartet novels: JUSTINE; BALTHAZAR, MOUNTOLIVE, and CLEA, was born on this day in Jullundur, India, 1912.

Writer Peter De Vries, poetry editor for POETRY MAGAZINE and THE NEW YORKER, was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois, 1910.

It's the birthday of author James T. Farrel (YOUNG LONIGAN), born on this day in Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

John Steinbeck (THE GRAPES OF WRATH; OF MICE AND MEN; CANNERY ROW) was born on this day in Salinas, California, 1902.

Singer Marian Anderson, who won a voice competition when she was 28, and appeared with the New York Philharmonic, was born in Philadelphia on this day in 1897.

Opera singer Lotte Lehmann was born in Perleberg, Germany, in 1888.

It's the birthday of the first American poet to earn a living from his work, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in Portland, Maine, 1807.

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