Nov. 27, 1996

Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds

by William Shakespeare


Today's Reading:"Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare.

It's the birthday in Seattle, Washington of musician Jimi (James Marshall) Hendrix, 1942.

It's the birthday of Czechoslovakian leader Alexander Dubcek who worked to establish a democratic society in his country, dubbed the "Prague Spring." He was born in Uhrocev, Slovakia, 1921.

Writer James Agee (LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on this day in 1909.

It's the birthday of one of the most influential historians of the 20th century, Charles A. Beard, born in Knightstown, Indiana, 1874.

Astronomer Anders Celsius, best known for the 100-degree thermometer scale named after him, was born on this day in Uppsala, Sweden, 1701.

It was in 1582 on or about this day that 18-year-old William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.

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