Feb. 8, 2000
Poem: "For C.W.B." by Elizabeth Bishop from Elizabeth Bishop: The Complete Poems 1927-1979 (Noonday).
Itís the birthday of the English writer ROBERT BURTON, born 1577 in Lindley, England, the author of a book called the Anatomy of Melancholy, published in 1621.
It was on this day in 1587 that MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS was beheaded on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I at Fotheringhay Castle in Northhamptonshire.
It was on this day in 1883 that an insurance salesman in New York by the name of LEWIS EDSON WATERMAN started his experiments to create the first workable fountain pen.
It's the birthday in 1906 of CHESTER F. CARLSON, the inventor of the photocopier, born in Seattle, Washington.
It's the birthday of poet ELIZABETH BISHOP, born 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poems, North and South, in 1956.
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