Mar. 22, 1998
Boulevard du Montparnasse
Today's Reading: "Boulevard du Montparnasse" by Mary Jo Salter from SUNDAY SKATERS, published by Alfred A. Knopf (1994).
It's the birthday of Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke, born in Antwerp in 1599.
It was on this day in 1794 that Congress passed laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries, although slavery remained legal in this country.
In 1834, Horace Greely established a weekly literary and news magazine call the NEW YORKER, the forerunner of Harold Ross's more successful magazine THE NEW YORKER.
It's the birthday of illustrator Randolph Caldecott, for whom the Caldecott Medal is named, born in Chester, England, in 1846.
French mime Marcel Marceau was born in Strasbourg, France on this day in 1923.
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was born on this day in New York City, 1930.
Congress sent the Equal Rights (27th) Amendment to states for ratification on this day in 1972; the amendment failed to achieve ratification.
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