Mar. 14, 1999
The Clumsy Man
Poem: "The Clumsy Man," by Richard Frost, from Neighbor Blood (Sarabande Books).
It's the birthday in 1887 of SYLVIA BEACH, born in Baltimore, the owner of the Parisian bookstore "Shakespeare and Company." She was the one who published James Joyce's novel Ulysses in 1922 after it had been turned down by other publishers, and helped Joyce to correct the proofs.
It's the birthday today in 1879 of the physicist ALBERT EINSTEIN, born in Ulm, Germany, who revolutionized twentieth-century science with his theories of relativity.
It's the birthday today of the railway engineer CASEY JONES, born John Luther Jones 1864 in southeastern Missouri, whose legend is celebrated in "The Ballad of Casey Jones."
It's the birthday of the composer JOHANN STRAUSS THE ELDER, born 1804 in Viennathe one who started off the waltz craze in Vienna in the early 1800s and composed more than 250 waltzes and other dances. He was the father of "The Waltz King" Johann Strauss the Younger.
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