Sep. 25, 1999
Spectator Ab Extra
Poem: "Spectator Ab Extra" by Arthur Hugh Clough from the Norton Book of Light Verse.
It's painter MARK ROTHKO's birthday, born Marcus Rothkovitch, in the town of Dvinsk, Russia, 1903. The Rothko family immigrated to the US when he was 10 years old. Rothko was almost entirely self-taught as an artist.
THE FIRST NEWSPAPER PRINTED IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES came out on this day in 1690. It was called Public Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic.
The Spanish explorer BALBOA became the first European to sight the Pacific on this day in 1513.
It was on this day in 1789 that the first United States Congress ADOPTED 12 AMENDMENTS to the Constitution, and ten of them eventually became the BILL OF RIGHTS.
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