Jun. 2, 1997
The Chambermaids in the Marriott in Mid-Morning
Today's Reading:"The Chambermaids in the Marriott in Mid-Morning" by Maxine Kumin from LOOKING FOR LUCK, published by W.W. Norton (1992).
It was on this day in 1953 that England's Queen Elizabeth II was coronated in Westminster Abbey in London. The date was selected because weather forecasters said it was the most likely day of the year to be sunny; it poured rain.
It's the birthday of English novelist Barbara Pym (EXCELLENT WOMEN; LESS THAN ANGELS; QUARTET IN AUTUMN), born in Shropshire on this day in 1913.
It's the birthday of physicist and inventor of pulse radar technology, Robert Morris Page, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on this day in 1903. The Navy's use of pulse radar was a significant factor in the Allied victory in World War II.
It's the birthday of English novelist Thomas Hardy (FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD; THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES; JUDE THE OBSCURE), born in Upper Bockhampton, Dorset, on this day in 1840.
It's the birthday of the United States' first First Lady, Martha (Dandridge Custis) Washington, born at Chestnut Grove plantation in New Kent County, Virginia, in 1731.
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