Monday

May 19, 1997

From the Manifesto of the Selfish

by Stephen Dunn

MONDAY 5/19

Today's Reading:"From the Manifesto of the Selfish" by Stephen Dunn from NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1974-1994, published by W.W. Norton & Company (1994).

Today is the birthday of screenwriter and director Nora Ephron (HEARTBURN; WHEN HARRY MET SALLY; SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE), born in New York City in 1941.

Food and health writer Jane Brody, was born in Brooklyn, New York on this day in 1941.

It's the birthday of broadcaster James Lehrer, born in Wichita, Kansas, 1934.

Black separatist Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) was born on this day in Omaha, Nebraska, 1925.

Political leader Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen That Thanh) was born in the central Vietnamese village of Kim Lien, in 1890.

It's the birthday of merchant and philanthropist Johns Hopkins, who left the bulk of his fortune to be used in founding a great hospital and university. He was born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1895.

On this day in 1780, known as The Dark Day in New England, near total darkness descended on the entire Northeast at noon; no explanation was ever found.

It was on this day in 1536 that Anne Boleyn was beheaded for failing to give her husband, King Henry the VIII, a son.

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