Calendar

So I skipped January’s calendar entirely this year, even though the Writing While Female Tour had a lovely reading at the fabulous landmark Greenwich Village branch of the superb New York Public Library that I should have told you about.  Let’s just blame that on an ongoing hangover from the holidays and start with February, shall we? Herewith, my annotated calendar of the birthdays of public figures.  I’m getting the listings from a very nice website, so I hope they will forgive me for being snarky toward them in some of my comments…

    Apr
    26
    Thu
    April 26, 1900 – Charles Francis Richter, physicist, seismologist
    Apr 26 all-day

    So that’s where they got the name for the scale…

    Apr
    27
    Fri
    April 27, 1791 – Samuel Morse, invented magnetic telegraph
    Apr 27 all-day

    So that’s where they got the name for the code…