Saturday

Feb. 13, 1999

For What Binds Us

by Jane Hirshfield

SATURDAY 2/13

Poem: Jane Hirshfield, "For What Binds Us," from Of Gravity and Angels (Wesleyan University Press).

It was on this day in 1945, in the last months of World War II, that the German city of DRESDEN was attacked by over 800 American and British bombers.

Itís the birthday of the American painter GRANT WOOD, born 1892 near Anamosa, Iowa, the artist who painted "American Gothic."

It was on this day in 1692 that members of the Scottish clan of Macdonald were killed in what became known as the MASSACRE OF GLENCOE.

It was on this day in 1542 that CATHERINE HOWARD, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, was beheaded in the Tower of London.

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