Saturday

Mar. 13, 1999

Love is Enough

by William Morris

Broadcast Date: SATURDAY: March 13, 1999

Poem: "Love is Enough," by William Morris (1834-1896).

It was on this day in 1938 that Hitler formally annexed Austria as part of his "Third Reich"—what is known as the ANSCHLUSS or "Union" between Austria and Germany.

It's the birthday in 1910 of big band swinger SAMMY KAYE, born in Lakewood, Ohio. People in the 1930s and 40s used to "swing and sway with Sammy Kaye" to tunes such as "Harbor Lights," "Remember Pearl Harbor" and "The White Cliffs of Dover."

It's the birthday in 1860 of the Viennese composer HUGO WOLF, born in Windischgraz, Austria, known for the many German song cycles or Lieder that he composed in the late 1800s.

It's the birthday of the astronomer PERCIVAL LOWELL, born 1855 in Boston, who made a mathematical study of the planet Uranus and was the first to predict that its orbit was affected by an unseen planet beyond Neptune—a theory that was proven correct in 1930 when Pluto was discovered.

It was on this day in 1852 that UNCLE SAM first appeared in a published cartoon, in an issue of the magazine The New York Lantern. The original "Uncle Sam" was Samuel Wilson, a butcher in Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the American soldiers fighting in the war of 1812. The barrels were marked with the words "U.S. Beef," and local soldiers assumed it was from the man they called Uncle Sam.

It was on this day in 1639 that Cambridge College in Boston was re-named HARVARD COLLEGE, after the clergyman John Harvard died, leaving half of his estate and his library to the new college at Cambridge which was just being built.

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