Feb. 7, 1999
Poem: "Winter" by Mary Oliver form NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, published by Beacon Press.
It's the birthday of writer Laura Ingalls Wilder (LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS; LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE) born near Pepin, Wisconsin, 1867.
It's the birthday of Scottish lexicographer and editor Sir James Murray (THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY) born in Denholm, Scotland, 1837.
Swedish physiologist Ulf Svante von Euler-Chelpin was born in Stockholm on this day in 1905. He won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work on this chemistry of nerve impulses.
Novelist Sinclair Lewis (MAIN STREET)was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota on this day in 1885.
Charles Dickens (OLIVER TWIST; DAVID COPPERFIELD; A TALE OF TWO CITIES; GREAT EXPECTATIONS) was born in Portsmouth, England on this day in 1812.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®