Sep. 3, 1997
People Like Us
Today's Reading: "People Like Us" by Robert Bly from MORNING POEMS, published by HarperCollins (1997).
Richard Upton, the father of the New Hampshire primary, was born in Bow, New Hampshire, in 1914.
Physicist Carl Anderson, who won the 1936 Nobel for his discovery of the positron, or positive electron, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1907.
It's the birthday of theologian Richard Niebuhr, who coined the term "theological Existentialism," born in Wright City, Missouri in 1894.
Automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950, was born in Hafersdorf, Austria, in 1875.
Architect Louis Henry Sullivan, who said "form ever follows function," was born in Boston in 1856.
Writer Sarah Orne Jewett, author of THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, was born in South Berwick, Maine, in 1849.
New England School teacher Prudence Crandall, who opened a school for "young women of colour," was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island in 1803.
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