Dec. 10, 1998

1129 Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --

by Emily Dickinson

327 Before I got my eye put out

by Emily Dickinson


Poem: "Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant" and "Before I Got My Eye Put Out," by Emily Dickinson.

Itís the birthday of German poet and dramatist NELLIE SACHS, born in Berlin in 1891, author of many poems dealing with the Holocaust, including her best-known collection, "O the Chimneys" published in 1967.

Today marks the day in 1869 that WYOMING TERRITORY GRANTED WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE. When Wyoming was granted statehood in 1890, it thus became the first state to grant voting privileges to women.

Today is the birthday of MELVIL DEWEY, inventor of the Dewey Decimal classification system for libraries, born in Adams Center, New York, in 1851.

Itís the birthday of THOMAS HOPKINS GALLAUDET, born 1787 in Philadelphia, pioneer in the education of the deaf and founder of the American Asylum for Deaf-mutes at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1816, one of the main training schools for teachers of the deaf for over fifty years.

Itís the birthday of the American poet EMILY DICKINSON, born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830.

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