1835: Sarah Ingersoll Cooper born (educator, participant in the 1893 Columbian Exposition; cousin of Robert G. Ingersoll)
1857: Lillian Nordica born (opera singer)
1869: Clara Damrosch Mannes born (musician, educator)
1873: Lola Ridge born (poet: wrote about Jewish experience though she was not herself Jewish)
1878: Rachel Crothers born (playwright, director, producer)
1928: Helen Frankenthaler born (artist)
1945: Portia Simpson-Miller born (Jamaican prime minister)
1968: Tallulah Bankhead died (actress)
1992: Princess Anne, divorced from Mark Phillips, married Timothy Laurence, the same week that the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was announced ( story)
Feast Day: Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet, lived in the 8th century: Benedictine nun, abbess, daughter of King Centwine and Queen Engyth of Wessex
Quote for Today
Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.
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