Nov. 28, 1996

The Chimney Sweeper

by William Blake


Today's Reading:"The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake.

Today is Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and first celebrated back in Plymouth Colony in the autumn of 1621.

The Atlanta Marathon takes place today in Atlanta, Georgia.

Astronomer Russell Alan Hulse, who co-discovered the first binary pulsar and won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Physics, was born on this day in New York City, 1950.

Novelist, poet Rita Mae was born on this day in Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1944.

Berry Gordy Jr., founder of Motown Records, was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan, 1929.

The Grand Ole Opry opened on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, 1925 with a broadcast over station WSM.

It's the birthday of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, born in Brussels, Belgium, 1908.

Novelist and short story writer Alberto Pincherle (Moraiva), author of THE CONFORMIST and THE VOYEUR, was born on this day in Rome, 1907.

The inventor of celluloid, John Wesley Hyatt, was born on this day in Starkey, New York 1837.

It's the birthday of social and political theorist Friedrich Engels, co-author with Karl Marx of THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO and DAS KAPITAL, was born on this day Barmen, Prussia, 1820.

Poet and illustrator William Blake, who was said to have visions as a child, was born on this day in London, in 1757.

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