Feb. 12, 2000
Now Winter Nights Enlarge
Poem: "Now Winter Nights Enlarge" by Thomas Campion (1597-1620).
It's the birthday in Florence, 1923, of the opera and film director FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI, known for his film version of Romeo and Juliet (1968).
It was on this day in 1909 that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoplethe NAACPwas founded in New York City.
It's the birthday of the American composer ROY HARRIS, born in 1898 in a log cabin in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. He's best known for his two symphonies, The Gettysburg Address (1944) and the Abraham Lincoln symphony (1965).
It's the birthday, in 1809, of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 16th president of the United States, born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He led the nation through the Civil War and emancipated the slaves in his two terms of office from 1860-65.
It's the birthday of the English Renaissance Poet and composer Thomas Campion, born in London in 1567, known for his many poems and songs from the late 16th and early 17th century.
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