Apr. 12, 1997
Today's Reading: "Proud Songsters" by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). "Bullfinches' Mythology" by Edward Morin from LABOR DAY AT WALDEN POND, published by Ridgeway Press (1996).
It was on this day in 1955 that Dr. Jonas Salk's discovery of the Salk Vaccine was announced, the vaccine that almost miraculously ended the dreaded infantile paralysis known as polio.
It's the birthday of writer and attorney Scott Turow (PRESUMED INNOCENT), born in Chicago in 1949.
It was on this day in 1945 that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in Warm Springs, Georgia, just months before the end of World War II.
It was on this day in 1861, at 4:30 am that the Civil War began when the Confederate commander General Beauregard ordered his men to open fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®