Mar. 16, 1999
Sonnet 65: Since brass nor stone nor boundless sea
Poem: "Sonnet 65" by William Shakespeare.
President James Madison, an advocate of the free press and an open government, was born on this day in King George County, Virginia, 1751.
It's the birthday of Union general John Pope, born in Louisville, Kentucky, 1822.
French painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur was born on this day in Bordeaux, France, 1822.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, THE SCARLET LETTER, was published on this day in 1850.
German physicist George Simon Ohm was born on this day in Bavaria in 1854.
Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan, the wife of Richard Nixon, was born on this day in Ely, Nevada, 1912.
Actor Jerry Lewis, who was just twenty years old when he teamed up with Dean Martin, was born on this day in Newark, New Jersey, in 1926.
Physicist Robert Goddard launched a liquid-propelled rocket on this day in 1926.
Writer Alice Hoffman was born on this day in New York City in 1952.
It's the anniversary of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam in 1968.
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