1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the article “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies“, where he introduces special relativity.

1936 – Gone with the Windby Margaret Mitchell published.

birthday boys
• 1685 John Gay, English writer (d. 1732)
• 1908 –
Winston Graham, English writer (d. 2003)
• 1911 – Czeslaw Milosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

worth reading • from the WSJ opinion page “The Battle of the Books” Steinbeck, Joyce, Milne, King: Who owns the legacy of cultural giants?

naughty, nutty • Illinois officials have charged children’s author Charlotte Towner Graeber with providing “squalid and inhumane conditions” for more than two dozen pets. Guys – this is a mental disorder – it has little to do with anything ele.

mitzvah •
Jacksonville, FL State University’s Books for Baghdad program will be shipping more than 19,000 books to Iraq today.

cookies • Author & Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B. Stewart, is the recipient of a Loeb award, the highest honor in business journalism.

site worth seeing •
the Bond Market, cool website that focuses on collecting James Bond books. The first Cape edition of each book is shown and described in detail.

banktoaster •
I kid you not, a periodic table of poetry with a poem for each element.

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