Dec. 7, 1997
Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room
Today's Reading: "Nuns Fret Not" by William Wordsworth.
In 1988 an earthquake in Northern Armenia killed an estimated 100,000 people.
It's the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, described by President Franklin Roosevelt as "a date which will live in infamy."
It's the birthday of writer and political activist Noam Chomsky, a founder of transformational grammar, born in Philadelphia in 1928.
Painter Stuart Davis, who worked extensively with Cubism, collages, and pure abstraction, was born in Philadelphia in 1896.
Novelist Joyce Cary, best known for THE HORSE'S MOUTH (1944), was born in Londonderry, Ireland, in 1888.
Composer and pianist Ernst Toch was born in Brooklyn in 1888.
Novelist Willa Cather, author of O PIONEERS!, MY ANTONIA, and ONE OF OURS, was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1873.
German physiologist Theodor Schwann, who founded modern histology by identifying the cell as the basic unit of animal organisms, was born in Neuss, Prussia, in 1810.
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