Dec. 7, 1998
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea
Poem: "A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea," by Allan Cunningham (b. 1784).
Itís the anniversary of the "date that will live in infamy"the Japanese bombing of the U.S. naval base at PEARL HARBOR in 1941 and the entry of the United States into World War Two.
Itís the birthday of novelist ARTHUR JOYCE LUNEL CARY, born in Londonderry, Ireland in 1888, the author of the trilogy: Herself Surprised (1941), To Be a Pilgrim (1942), and The Horseís Mouth (1944).
Itís the birthday of composer ERNST TOCH, born in 1887 in Vienna, Austria.
Itís the birthday of American novelist WILLA SIBERT CATHER, born in Winchester, Virginia in 1873, author of short stories and novels about life on the prairies of Nebraska around the turn of the century: O Pioneers! (1913), My Ńntonia (1918), and One of Ours (1922).
Itís the birthday in 1784 of Scottish poet ALLAN CUNNINGHAM, born in the town of Keir in the Scottish county of Dumfrieshire.
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