Sep. 14, 1997


by Sir Thomas Wyatt


Today's Reading: "Patience" by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542).

Feminist writer Kate Millett, author of SEXUAL POLITICS, was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1934.

Writer Allan Bloom, author of the 1987 book THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND, was born in Indianapolis in 1930.

Film producer Hal B. Wallis (THE MALTESE FALCON; CASABLANCA) was born in Chicago in 1898.

Birth-control advocate and founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was born in Corning, New York, in 1879.

Illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the Gibson Girl, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1867.

Author Hamlin Garland, who wrote about the Midwest in his novel A SON OF THE MIDDLE BORDER and in THE BOOK OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, was born in West Salem, Wisconsin, in 1860.

In 1847 U.S. forces under General Winfield Scott captured Mexico City, bringing the two-year Mexican War to a close.

Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814 after watching Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor withstand a British bombardment the night before.

Italian poet Dante Alighieri died of Malaria in 1321, just hours after finishing writing PARADISO.

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