Oct. 26, 1996

Morning Song

by Sylvia Plath


Today's Reading:"Morning Song" by Sylvia Plath from ARIEL, published by Harper Collins Publishers.

The Moon enters its full Moon phase today at 10:11 a.m., EST. It's also known this month as the Hunter's Moon.

An international mystery convention, Magna Cum Murder, takes place today in Muncie, Indiana.

The first issue of the alternative newspaper VILLAGE VOICE was published today in 1955.

It's the birthday today of Hillary Rodham Clinton, born in Chicago in 1947. She was the first student at Wellesley College to deliver the commencement address.

Author Pat Conroy (THE GREAT SANTINI; THE PRINCE OF TIDES) was born today in Charleston, South Carolina, 1945.

It's the birthday in New York City of Phyllis Rose, 1942, the author of WOMAN OF LETTERS, a biography of Virginia Woolf.

Saxophonist Charlie Barnet ("I Hear a Rhapsody") was born today in New York City, 1913.

It's the birthday of aviator Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She was born in Melton Mowbray, England, 1902.

Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, know as the "Queen of Gospel," was born today in New Orleans in 1901.

It's the birthday today of Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller, Providence, Rhode Island, 1874, who along with Lizzie Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan, founded the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1929.

Charles William Post, creator of Post cereals, was born today in Springfiled, Illinois, 1854.

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




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