Apr. 26, 1999

812 A Light exists in Spring

by Emily Dickinson

Broadcast Date: MONDAY: April 26, 1999

Poem: "A Light Exists in Spring," by Emily Dickinson.

It was on this day in 1994 that, for the first time in the history of South Africa, MULTIRACIAL ELECTIONS were held.

It was on this day in 1986 that the world's worst nuclear accident occurred at CHERNOBYL, about an hour north of the city of Kiev, in Ukraine.

It's the birthday in 1900 on a farm outside of Hamilton, Ohio, of CHARLES RICHTER, who devised the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes.

It's the birthday of ANITA LOOS, born in Mt. Shasta, California, 1893, who is best known for a little book she tossed off in a few weeks in 1925 called Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

It's the birthday of FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED, Hartford, Connecticut, 1822, the landscape architect who in the late 1850s designed Central Park in New York.

It's the birthday of the naturalist JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, born in Haiti on this day in 1785, known for his paintings of North American birds.

It's the birthday in London, 1660, of DANIEL DEFOE, one of the first in the English-speaking world to write novels, the author of books like Robinson Crusoe, and Moll Flanders.

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