Feb. 9, 1997

324 Some keep the Sabbath going to Church

by Emily Dickinson


Today's Reading:"Some keep the Sabbath going to Church" by Emily Dickinson.

Today is the beginning of Shrovetide, the three days before Ash Wednesday, a time for confession and festivity before Lent begins.

The Desert Foothills Music Fest gets underway today in Carefree, Arizona.

It's the birthday of writer Alice Walker (THE COLOR PURPLE) born in Eatonton, Georgia, 1944.

Irish playwright and poet Brendan Behan (THE QUARE FELLOW; THE HOSTAGE) was born on this day in Dublin, 1923.

It's the birthday of Irish writer James Stephens (THE CHARWOMAN'S DAUGHTER; THE CROCK OF GOLD; THE DEMI-GODS) born in Dublin around 1880.

Poet Amy Lowell, a leader in the Imagist school of poets, was born on this day in Brookline, Massachusetts, 1874.

Pathologist Howard T. Ricketts, who discovered that Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by a tick bite, was born on this day in Findlay, Ohio, 1871.

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