I've taken to skimming today's entries-- not so much to learn who was born when, but to recall who is worth remembering to today.
Charles Dickens 1812-June 9, 1870. Great English novelist and social critic.Thanks to Miss M., we've had a great deal of Dickens lately and are expecting more.
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray 1837-July 26, 1915. Distinguished editor of the scholarly Oxford English dictionary, completed in 1933 after 50 years of work.
Sinclair Lewis 1885- . American novelist, satirist of contemporary life. [He declined the Pulitzer.]
George Herman (Babe) Ruth 1894- . Baseball's greatest batsman; home-run king of the New York Yankees.
O.E.D. Can't live without it here at the Farm.
Lewis. One of those names I know. Pretty sure I have Babbitt somewhere on a shelf. But that's all I got. (Hey! What did you expect? I'm a vegetable farmer, not an English major.)
Happy Birthday, Babe!