May 20, 1997
Oh See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers
Today's Reading:"Oh See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers" by A.E. Houseman (1859-1936).
The Chelsea Flower Show opens today in London with four days of exhibitions.
In 1939 on this day, Pan American Airways started the first regular passenger service across the Atlantic.
Amelia Earhart landed near Londonderry, Ireland, on this day in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Five years earlier, in 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off form Long Island in THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS. He won $25,000 for the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris.
It's the birthday of Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset (KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER), born in Denmark in 1882.
It was on this day in 1862 that President Lincoln signed the Homestead act, providing 250 million acres of free land to settlers in the West.
Philosopher John Stuart Mill, often called "the saint of Rationalism," was born on this day in Pentonville, London, in 1806.
It's the birthday of novelist Honore de Balzac (THE HUMAN COMEDY), born in Tours, France, in 1799.
Printer William Bradford, who helped establish the first paper mill in America, was born on this day in Leicestershire, England, in 1663.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®