Dec. 29, 1997
Piazza di Spagna, Early Morning
Venus of Botticelli
Today's Reading: "Venus of Botticelli" by Wendell Berry from ENTRIES, published by Pantheon Books. "Piazza di Spagna, Early Morning" by Richard Wilbur from THINGS OF THIS WORLD, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
On this day in 1170 St. Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by soldiers who had been directed by his old friend King Henry II.
It's the anniversary in 1890 of the Massacre at Wounded Knee, the last major conflict of the Indian wars; 150 Sioux, including women and children, were killed.
It's the birthday of Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, born in David City, Nebraska, in 1891.
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