Jul. 2, 1996

111 The Bee is not afraid of me.

by Emily Dickinson

1755 To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

by Emily Dickinson

Letter to Bee

by Emily Dickinson


Today's Reading: Three Poems by Emily Dickinson: "To Make A Prairie," "Letter to Bee," and "The Bee."

The week-long Harborfest '96 begins today in Boston Harbor.

The Black Hills Roundup starts today in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

It was on this day in 1961 that Ernest Hemingway died at his home in Ketchum, Idaho, of a self-inflicted shotgun blast.

It was on this day in 1937 that U.S. aviator, Amelia Earhart, disappeared over the Pacific.

It's the birthday today of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore in 1908.

Theatrical director Sir Tyrone Guthrie was born today in Tunbridge Wells, England in 1900.

Novelist Hermann Hesse (SIDDARTHA; STEPPENWOLF) was born on this day in Calw, Germany in 1877.

French geologist Marcel-Alexandre Bertrand, who theorized that certain mountains, including the Alps, were formed by a folding of the Earth's crust, was born in Paris, 1847.

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