Wednesday

Jul. 9, 1997

Evening Song of the Weary

by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

WEDNESDAY 7/9

Today's Reading:"Evening Song of the Weary" by Felcia D. Hemans (1793-1835).

On this day in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the attic above her father's business office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

Today is the 60th birthday of artist David Hockney, whose series of California swimming pool paintings established him as a leading international painter. He was born in Bradford, England, 1937.

It's the birthday today of poet June Jordan, born in Harlem, New York, in 1936.

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, who told the story about his patient who suffered from "sleeping sickness," encephalitis lethargica, in the book AWAKENINGS, was born on this day in London, in 1933.

It's the 71st birthday of geneticist and philanthropist Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of the AIDS Medical Foundation in 1983. She was born in Como, Italy, in 1926.

Minor White, one of the leading abstract photographers of the mid-20th century, was born on this day in Minneapolis, in 1908.

Journalist Dorothy Thompson, one of the most famous reporters of our century, was born on this day in Lancster, New York, in 1894.

It's the birthday of historian Samuel Eliot Morison, who in his books recreated the nautical adventures of Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus, and Sir Francis Drake; born on this day in Boston, in 1887.

Anthropologist Franz Boas was born on this day in Minden, Westphalia, Germany, in 1858. He trained the first generation of American anthropologists, including Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead.

It's the birthday of the man who invented the sewing machine, Elias Howe, born in Spencer, Massachusetts, in 1819.

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