Mar. 3, 1996

Immortal Longings

by Robert Pinsky


Today's reading: "Immortal Longings" by Robert Pinsky from THE WANT BONE, published by The Ecco Press, 1990.

Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" was published on this day in 1802.

John Keat's first volume of poetry was published in 1817, "Poems by John Keats".

Bizet's opera "Carmen" premiered at the Opera Comique in Paris in 1875.

Inventor George Pullman, creator of Pullman sleeping car, was born on this day in 1831.

Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born on this day in 1847.

A 1913 National American Woman Suffrage Assoc. Parade turned into a near riot.

Photographer Arnold Newman was born in New York City on this day in 1918.

Satirist Ronald Searle ( Hurrah for St. Trinian's)was born in Cambridge in 1920.

Time magazine debuted on this day in 1923.

Poet James Merrill was born in New York City in 1926.

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