Mar. 30, 1997
How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
Today's Reading:"How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps" by William Shakespeare (1564-1616), from THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, V i.
Today is Easter Sunday, the most joyous of the Christian holidays. The date of Easter is determined by the lunar calendar, falling on the Sunday that follows the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox.
OKLAHOMA, Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, opened this evening on Broadway in 1943.
Irish playwright Sean O'Casey was born on this day in Dublin, 1880. His play THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS caused riots at the Abbey Theatre by those who thought it insulted Irish heroes. He later moved to England where he continued to write.
The United States agreed to buy Alaska from Russia on this day in 1867 for > $7.2 million.
A pencil with an eraser attached to one end was patented on this day in 1858 by Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia.
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands, 1853. He became a missionary in Belgium, giving away all his possessions and was then fired for interpreting Christian teachings too literally. In despair, he began drawing for the first time at the age of 27, producing all his work over the next ten years
Anna Sewell, author of the children's classic BLACK BEAUTY, was born on this day in Yarmouth, England, 1820.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®