Jan. 1, 1998
New Year's Resolution
Today's Reading: "New Year's Resolution" by Philip Appleman from OPEN DOORWAYS, published by W.W. Norton & Co.
Today is the birthday of American patriot and silversmith Paul Revere, born in Boston in 1735.
It's the birthday of seamstress and flag maker Betsy Ross, born in 1752 in Philadelphia.
Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Fraser (THE GOLDEN BOUGH) was born on this day in 1854.
President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on this day in 1864, declaring all slaves in rebel states free.
American photographer Alfred Steiglitz, an advocate of photography as art, was born on this day in Hoboken, New Jersey, 1864.
American historical biographer Catherine (Shober) Bowen was born on this day in Haverford, Pennsylvania, in 1897.
It's the birthday of author J(erome) D(avid) Salinger (CATCHER IN THE RYE), born in New York City, 1919.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®