Mar. 4, 1997
Past, Present, Future
Today's Reading:"Past, Present, Future" by Timothy Steele from THE COLOR WHEEL, published by Johns Hopkins University Press (1994).
In Vermont, today is Town Meeting Day, the first Tuesday in March, an official state holiday for day-long public meetings of voters.
Charlie Chaplin was knighted at Buckingham Palace on this day in 1975. He once said: "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl."
It's the birthday of anthropologist Jane Goodall, famous for her work with chimpanzees, born in London in 1934.
It's the birthday of South African singer Miriam Makeba, born near Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1932.
Novelist Alan Sillitoe (SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING; THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER) was born on this day in Nottingham, England, 1928.
It's the birthday of writer and women's rights champion Ding Ling, author of over 300 novels, born in Hunan Province, China, 1904.. She was imprisoned in 1970, and later released after the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.
Charles Goren, "Mister Bridge," world expert on the game of bridge, was born on this day in Philadelphia, 1901.
It was on this day in 1877 that the Russian Imperial Ballet staged the first performance of the ballet "Swan Lake," in Moscow.
Playwright Lady (Isabella Augusta) Gregory, who helped William Butler Yeats found the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, was born on this day in Roxborough, Ireland, 1852.
Novelist George Sand, pen name of Amandine-Aurore Lucille Dupin, Baronee Dudevant, was born on this day in Paris, 1804.
Composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi (THE FOUR SEASONS) was born on this day in Venice, Italy, 1678.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®