Feb. 23, 1997

Nobody Knows You

by Jimmie Cox


Today's Reading:"Nobody Knows You" lyrics by Jimmie Cox.

In 1991 on this day, Allied forces launched a ground offensive against Iraqi troops to reverse their occupation of Kuwait.

Mass inoculations of school children began on this day in 1954 with the Salk anti-polio vaccine.

United States Marines from the Fifth Division planted the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima on this day in 1945 during World War II.

Physicist Allan MacLeod Cormack, who developed the CA T scan (computerized axial tomography) in the mid-70s, was born on this day in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1924.

Journalist and author William L. Shirer (THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH) was born on this day in Chicago, 1904.

It's the birthday of German poet, novelist, and children's author Erich Kastner (EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES), born in Dresden, in 1899.

It was on this day in 1898 that writer Emile Zola was imprisoned in France for his letter J'accuse, in which he accused the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongly imprisoning army Captain Alfred Dreyfus.

It's the birthday of the founder of the NAACP, W. E. B. Du Bois, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1868.

Poet John Keats died of tuberculosis on this day in 1821 at the age of 25. His epitaph reads "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."

English diarist Samuel Pepys was born in London on this day in 1633. His diary included observations about London life at the time, including the Restoration of Charles II, the Great Plague, and the Great Fire of London.

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