April 29, 1962 ~ President and Mrs. Kennedy Host Nobel Laureates at the White House

On April 29, 1962 President John F. Kennedy held a banquet honoring Nobel Laureates at the White House. Forty-nine Nobel Laureates, or their representatives attended. The guests included Pearl Buck, Rudolf Mossbauer, Mrs. Ernest Hemingway, Mrs. George Marshall and Dr. Linus Pauling.* It was on this occasion that Kennedy made his…

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Happy Birthday Robert Frost

In one of the most memorable images from John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, poet Robert Frost at the age of  86, was unable to read a poem written for the occasion, “For John F. Kennedy, His Inauguration” because of glare.  Instead, he recited “The Gift Outright” from memory.   On this…

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Words of Spring

These serene words of spring are by Robert Browning  from his “Pippa Passes” ~ The Year’s at the Spring The year’s at the spring, And day’s at the morn; Morning’s at seven; The hill-side’s dew-pearled; The lark’s on the wing; The snail’s on the thorn; God’s in his Heaven— All’s…

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