Feb. 11, 1999
A Pink Hotel in California
Poem: Margaret Atwood, "A Pink Hotel in California," from Morning in the Burned House (McClelland & Stewart).
It was on this day in 1990 that NELSON MANDELA was released after 27 years as a prisoner of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
It was on this day in 1975 that MARGARET THATCHER became leader of the British Conservative Party.
Itís the birthday of British fashion designer MARY QUANT, born 1934 in London, the "mother of the miniskirt" and whose motto was "Good taste is deathvulgarity life."
It was on this day in 1916 that the anarchist EMMA GOLDMAN was arrested in New York for giving a speech on birth control.
Itís the birthday today of the inventor THOMAS EDISON, born 1847 in Milan, Ohio.
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