On This Day
1872 – The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
Arbor Day (or Arbour in some countries) is a secular day of observance in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Today, many countries observe such a holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.
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Born On This Day
1903 – Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (d. 1970)
Clare Turlay Newberry (April 10, 1903 – February 12, 1970) was an American author and illustrator of 17 published children’s books, who achieved fame for her drawings of cats, the subject of all but three of her books. Four of her works were named Caldecott Honor Books.
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Wishing him a complete as possible and speedy recovery.
By BEN LEONARD, Politico.com: Rep. Crenshaw says he will be temporarily blind after emergency eye surgery The Texas Republican said the news was “terrifying” and the prognosis “very bad.”
A Redleg’s Rides: Goodbye Bob Peek, R.I.P.
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Spring Migration is On Despite Persistence of Winter
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sunny Day and Spawning Herring
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