Mar. 2, 1999
My Husband Discovers Poetry
Poem: "My Husband Discovers Poetry," by Diane Lockward, from Against Perfection (Poets Forum Press).
It's the birthday of JOHN IRVING, born in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1942, author of The World According to Garp, in 1978.
It's the birthday in Springfield, Massachusetts, 1904, of Theodor Seuss Geisel DR. SEUSS who wrote The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and dozens of other children's books.
It's the birthday of composer KURT WEILL, born in Dessau, Germany in 1900, best known for his 1927 musical Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and the 1928 Threepenny Opera.
It was on this day in 1877 that RUTHERFORD B. HAYES was declared president by one electoral vote the day before the inauguration.
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