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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 11, 2017
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
–Walt Whitman (1919–92)
Moby (musician) was born on this day in 1965. John Ritter (actor) died on this day in 2003.
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Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
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