Sep. 2, 1997
Looking at Aging Faces
Today's Reading: "Looking at Aging Faces" by Robert Bly from MORNING POEMS, published by HarperCollins (1997).
Today in 1945 was Victory Day or V-J Day, celebrating official ratification of Japan's surrender to the Allies aboard the USS MISSOURI, finally ending World War II.
Vietnam declared independence today in 1945 as Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed himself its first president.
Poet and journalist Eugene Field ("Little Boy Blue") born in St. Louis in 1850.
Hawaiian queen Liliuokalani, who fought the islands' annexation by the United States in 1898, was born in Honolulu in 1838.
The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in the house of the king's baker, near London Bridge. About 13,000 homes, 87 churches, and St. Paul's Cathedral were lost to the fire.
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