Aug. 6, 1996

The Sound of the Sea

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Today's Reading:"The Sound of the Sea" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

Today at 6:00 p.m. EDT, summer will be half over with 46 days, 19 hours and 48 minutes remaining until the autumnal equinox on September 22.

The Intertribal Indian Ceremonial opens today at Red Rock State Park in Gallup, New Mexico.

It was on this day in 1945 that the American B-52 bomber ENOLA GAY dropped the first atomic bomb ever used on people, on the center of Hiroshima, Japan.

Historian Richard Hofstadter was born on this day in Buaffalo, New York, in 1916.

It's the birthday of comedic actress Lucille Desiree Ball, born in Celoron, New York, in 1911.

Bacteriologist Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin in 1928, was born in Lochfield, Scotland, in 1881.

British civil engineer James Henry Greathead, who modernized underwater tunneling techniques, was born in Grahamstown, South Africa, in 1844.

English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson ("The Lady of Shallot," "The Charge of the Light Brigade") was born on this day in Somersby, Lincolnshire, in 1809.

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