Apr. 20, 1997

Early Spring

by Alfred Tennyson


Today's Reading:"Early Spring" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

It's the birthday of the1987 Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alex Muller, who worked on superconductivity, and was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1927.

It's the birthday of painter Joan Miro in Barcelona, Spain, in 1893.

Film comedian Harold Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska, on this day in 1893.

It's the birthday in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1850 of sculptor Daniel Chester French, the creator of the life-size marble statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

French poet Aloysius Bertrand ("Gaspard de la Nuit") was born on this day in Ceva, Piedmont, in 1807.

It was on this day in 1770 that Captain James Cook discovered Australia.

It's the birthday in Saint-Andre, France, in 1745 of psychiatrist Phillippe Pinel, a pioneer in the belief that insanity resulted from psychological or physiological causes rather than demonic possession.

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