Feb. 9, 2000
Poem: "Wedding Vows" by Nancy Boutilier from According to Her Contours (Black Sparrow Press).
It was 35 years ago on this day that the BEATLES first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Showa performance that was watched by over 73 million television viewers and ignited Beatlemania in the U.S.
It's the birthday of writer and poet ALICE WALKER, born in1944 in Eatonton, Georgia, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Color Purple (1983).
It's the birthday of ALBAN BERG, born in 1885 in Vienna, composer of the operas Wozzeck (1925) and Lulu (1937).
It's the birthday of American poet Amy Lowell, born in 1874 in Brookline, Massachusetts, a leading critic and experimental poet who helped create the "Imagist" movement in the early 20th Century.
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