Nov. 10, 1997

I Love You Sweatheart

by Thomas Lux

MONDAY 11/10

Today's Reading: "I Love You Sweatheart" by Thomas Lux from SPLIT HORIZON, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.

In 1975 on this day, the iron ore freighter called the EDMUND FITZGERALD broke in half and went down at the eastern end of Lake Superior during a terrible storm; all 29 crew members died.

The PBS children's program SESAME STREET debuted on this day in 1969.

Novelist J.P. Marquand, author of THE LATE GEORGE APPLEY and H.M. PULHAM, ESQUIRE, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1893.

Poet Vachel Lindsay (RHYMES TO BE TRADED FOR BREAD) was born in Springfield, Illinois, in 1879.

Educator Samuel Gridley Howe, who taught blind students at what later became the Perkins School for the Blind, was born in Boston in 1801.

Playwright and poet Friedrich von Schiller was born in Marbach, in what is now Germany, in 1759.

Playwright Oliver Goldsmith, author of the satiric play SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, was born in Kilkenny West, County Westmeath, Ireland, in 1730. "The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them."

English caricaturist William Hogarth ("Rake's Progress") was born in London in 1697. "All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession."

Augustinian monk Martin Luther, whose attack on abuses of the established church set in motion the Protestant Reformation, was born in Eisleben, Saxony, in 1483.

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