Oct. 9, 1998
Today's Reading: "The Jumblies" by Edward Lear published in THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CHILDREN'S VERSE, Oxford University Press, 1996.
It's the birthday of the historian, teacher, and writer, JILL KER CONWAY, born in Australia and best known for her 1989 memoir, "The Road from Coorain," and for being elected in 1975 as the first woman president of Smith College.
It's the birthday of the journalist and Civil War historian BRUCE CATTON, born in Petoskey, Michigan, 1899, who wrote "A Stillness at Appomattox," which won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize.
It's the anniversary of the WASHINGTON MONUMENT, 1888, on the Mall in the nation's capitol.
It's the birthday of engineer EUGEN LANGEN, born in Cologne, Germany, 1833, who pioneered the internal combustion engine.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®