Dec. 13, 1998
The Persistence of Song
Poem: "The Persistence of Song," by Howard Moss, from SELECTED POEMS, (Atheneum).
Physicist PHILLIP ANDERSON, whose experiments on conductivity helped establish the basis for the development of amorphous semiconductors, was born in Indianapolis in 1923.
Poet, novelist and painter KENNETH PATCHEN was born in Niles, Ohio, in 1911.
Playwright, journalist, actor and director MARC CONNELLY, winner of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for his play THE GREEN PASTURES, was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1890.
The BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG took place in Virginia on this day in 1862, a resounding victory for the Confederates.
Botanist ALEXIS MILLARDET, who developed the first successful fungicide, was born in Monmerey-la-Ville, France in 1838.
Episcopal clergyman PHILLIPS BROOKS, remembered for his lyrics to "O Little Town of Bethlehem," was born in Boston in 1835.
German poet HEINRICH HEINE was born in Dusseldorf in 1797.
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