Jan. 9, 1998
Today's Reading: "Faint Praise" by Wendy Cope from SERIOUS CONCERNS, published by Faber and Faber.
It's the birthday of feminist leader Carrie Chapman Catt, born in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1859. She led the women's right movement for more than 25 years.
American novelist Henry Fuller (THE CLIFF DWELLERS) was born on this day in Chicago in 1857.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of Art, was born on this day in New York City in 1875.
It's the birthday of Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine, cofounder of the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1904.
French author and feminist Simone de Beauvoir (THE SECOND SEX) was born in Paris on this day in 1908.
Richard Milhouse Nixon, 37th president of the United States, was born on this day in Yorba Linda, California, 1913.
Cartoonist Chic Young, creator of the comic strip "Blondie" was born on this day in Chicago, 1901.
Poet William Meredith was born in New York City in 1919.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®