Feb. 8, 1999
Poem: Elizabeth Bishop, "For C.W.B.", from Elizabeth Bishop: The Complete Poems 1927-1979 (Noonday Press of Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
It was on this day in 1883 that an insurance salesman in New York by the name of LEWIS EDSON WATERMAN started his experiments to create the first workable fountain pen.
Itís the birthday in 1906 of CHESTER F. CARLSON, the inventor of the photocopier, born in Seattle, Washington.
Itís the birthday of the poet ELIZABETH BISHOP, born 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for her book of poems, North and South, in 1956.
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