Feb. 12, 1999
Now Winter Nights Enlarge
Poem: Thomas Campion (1597-1620), "Now Winter Nights Enlarge."
Itís the birthday in 1923 of the opera and film director FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI, known for his 1968 film Romeo and Juliet in 1968.
It was on this day in 1909 that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoplethe NAACPwas founded in New York City.
Itís the birthday of the American composer ROY HARRIS, born 1898 in a log cabin in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, known for his two symphonies. The Gettysburg Address (1944) and the Abraham Lincoln Symphony (1965).
Itís the birthday in 1809 of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 16th President of the United States, born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the President who led the nation through the Civil War and emancipated the slaves in his two terms of office from 1860-65.
Itís the birthday of the English Renaissance poet and composer THOMAS CAMPION, born in London in 1567, known for his many poems and songs in the late 16th and early 17th century.
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