Feb. 10, 2000
Coming of Age (Stanza IV)
Poem: Stanza IV from "Coming of Age" by Ursula LeGuin from Wild Angels (Capra Press).
It's the birthday of Russian novelist and poet BORIS PATERNAK, born in Moscow in 1890, author of the novel Doctor Zhivago and many volumes of poetry.
It was on this day in 1840 that the twenty-one year old QUEEN VICTORIA of England married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coberg-Gotha at a ceremony at St. James' Palace in London.
It was on this day in 1763 that the Treaty of Paris was signed, bringing to an end the FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, fought between the British and the French for over nine years in an attempt to establish control over North America.
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