Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They
are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of
their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
Lydia M Child
Today in History
1904 Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs.
1926 National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos.
1945 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1956 Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent.
1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and
sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast
of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by
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