Okay, so no blogging was done, instead I played catchup all day – deleting programs, running anti-virus software, registry cleaners, basically washing my computers head. I still can’t get Thunderbird to run without crashing, which is odd. But I did manage to make it all shiny shiny. BTW – running your utility programs once a week to keep your PC sparkling clean is recommended, here are some: Spyware Terminator, Ad-Adware , more free utilities.
1798 – Dorothy Wordsworth’s Alfoxen Journal begins: “After the wet dark days, the country seems more populous. It peoples itself with sunbeams.” The journal becomes a record of her brother’s friendship with Coleridge that resulted in their Lyrical Ballads (1798), the beginning of the Romantic movement in English poetry.
1806 – Writer, editor Nathaniel P. Willis, who founds the American Monthly Magazine in 1831, is born, Portland, Maryland.
1819 – Lord Byron finishes Canto 2 of Don Juan.
1821 – Byron wrote to his publisher John Murray, “The grand primum mobile of England is cant; cant political, cant poetical, cant religious, cant moral, but always cant, multiplied through all the varieties of life.”
1884 – Yevgeny Zamyatin, author the sci-fi allegory We is born Russia.
1926 – August Strindberg play The Dream Play opens in NY.
1954 – Herman Wouk’s Caine Mutiny, premieres in New York City
1961 – Robert Frost, 87, recites his poem The Gift Outright at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration