Oct. 12, 1996

As you came from the holy land

by Walter Raleigh


Today's Reading:"As you came from the holy land" by Sir Walter Ralegh.

The Apple Butter Festival starts today in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

The three-day Chowderfest starts today in Mystic, Connecticut.

At Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park in Lafayette, Indiana, the Feast of the Hunter's Moon begins today.

It was on this day in 1492 that Christopher Columbus reached the Bahamian island of Guanahani, which he renamed El Salvador.

It's the birthday of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, born in Down Ampney, England, 1872.

Charles Sumner Greene, who with his brother Henry Mather Greene pioneered the California bungalow-style house, was born in Brighton, Ohio, in 1868.

It's the birthday of author George Washington Cable (OLD CREOLE DAYS), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1844.

On this day in 1609, the song "Three Blind Mice" was published in London.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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