Today in Writing History 

 December 19, 2012

By  Jana Hassett

My goodness!  Today, December 19th, is quite the day in History.  Julia says to “Be young at heart and fall back in love with life.”   After the events in Ct. I know we can all use a little love in our lives.  Writers everywhere can be happy about these events:

1732 – Benjamin Franklin began publishing “Poor Richard’s Almanac.”

1776 – Thomas Paine published his first “American Crisis” essay.

1843 – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was first published in England.

1918 – Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column in “The New York Globe”.

1957 – Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. It ran for 1,375 shows.

1984 – Ted Hughes was appointed England’s poet laureate.


Read something wonderful today, write something profound, be young at heart.  We can all use some “tidings of comfort and joy”.  Merry Christmas.


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