Jan. 25, 1997

My Heart's in the Highlands

by Robert Burns


Today's Reading:"My Heart's in the Highlands" by Robert Burns.

The first scheduled transcontinental flight took place on this day in 1959 when American Airlines flew from California to New York.

It was on this day in 1961 that President Kennedy held the first televised press conference.

Sports broadcaster Ernie Harwell was born on this day in Washington, Georgia, 1918.

Songwriter and playwright Ewan MacColl ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face") was born on this day in Auchterader, Scotland, 1915.

It's the birthday of writer Virginia Woolf (MRS. DALLOWAY; TO THE LIGHTHOUSE), born in London, 1882.

It's the birthday of inventor Ernst F. W. Alexanderson, who developed an alternator that made radio broadcasting possible. He was born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1878.

Poet Robert Burns ("Auld Lang Syne") was born on this day in southwestern Scotland in 1759.

Chemist and philosopher Robert Boyle was born on this day in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, 1627.

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