Mar. 8, 1997

Plaint of Spring

by Don Marquis


Today's Reading:"Plaint of Spring" by Don Marquis from ARCHYOLOGY, published by University Press of New England.

The Perigean Spring tides, the highest possible tides, occur when the New Moon of Full Moon falls within 24 hours of the moment when the moon is nearest Earth (the perigee) in its monthly orbit.

The Sheep to Shawl demonstration takes place today in Savannah, Georgia.

The two-day Highland County Maple Festival starts today in Highland County, Virginia.

The New England Sled Dog Races will be held today and tomorrow in Rangeley, Maine.

It's the birthday of writer John McPhee (THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE; ORANGES; A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE), born in Princeton, New Jersey, 1931.

Dancer Cyd Charisse was born on this day in Amarillo, Texas, 1923.

Actress Louise Beavers, who played the "Mammy" character in dozens of Hollywood films, was born on this day in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1902.

It's the birthday of chemist Otto Hahn, who won the 1944 Nobel for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei, making the atomic bomb possible. He was born in Frankfurt am Mein, Germany, in 1879.

Children's writer Kenneth Grahame (THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS) was born on this day in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1859.

It's the birthday of Oliver Wendell Holmes (THE COMMON LAW), who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years. He was born in Boston in 1841.

Political boss Simon Cameron was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1799.

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