January 7, 1796: Princess Charlotte born to King George IV and his wife (and cousin), Caroline of Brunswick.
January 7, 1844: Bernadette Soubirous born (St. Bernadette)
January 7, 1861: Louise Guiney born (writer)
January 7, 1896: Fannie Farmer cookbook published
January 7, 1891? 1901?: Zora Neale Hurston born (author)
January 7, 1955: Marian Anderson debuted at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City
January 7, 1957: Katie Couric born (TV news host)
Quote for Today
- Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they have come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing, until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.
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