Mar. 31, 1997
Today's Reading: "The Garden" by Andrew Marvell.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place this week in Washington, D. C.
It's the birthday of poet and novelist Marge Piercy, born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1936.
It's the 71st birthday of novelist John Fowles (THE COLLECTOR; THE MAGUS; THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN), born in Leigh upon Sea, Essex, England, 1926.
Comedian Henry Morgan, host of the radio program HERE'S MORGAN, was born in New York City on this day in 1915.
It's the birthday of poet and novelist Octavio Paz (THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE), born in Mexico City in 1914.
It was on this day in 1889 that the Eiffel Tower officially opened on the Left Bank as part of the Paris Exhibition of 1889.
The first monthly installment of THE PICKWICK PAPERS, by Charles Dickens, was published in London on this day in 1836.
Chemist Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, who observed that each element emits a light of a particular wavelength, was born on this day in Gottingen, Wesphalia, Germany, 1811.
It's the birthday of writer Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (THE INSPECTOR GENERAL; DEAD SOULS), born in Sorochinsk, Russia, 1809.
It's the birthday of English writer Edward Fitzgerald, best known for his RUBAIYAIT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, born on this day in Bredfield, Suffolk, 1809.
Franz Joseph Haydn, composer of 108 symphonies and 68 string quartets, was born on this day in Rohrau, Austria, 1732.
It's the birthday of poet and politician Andrew Marvell, born in Winestead-in-Holderness, Yorkshire, England, 1621.
It's the birthday of the founder of modern-day philosophy, Rene Descartes, born in Touraine, France, 1696, who said, "I think, therefore I am."
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