On This Day

March 10, 1965 – The Odd Couple, a play by Neil Simon and starring Walter Matthau and Art Carney,  premiered on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre.

On This Day

March 9, 1959 – The first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.  Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features.

On This Day

March 7, 1923 – The New Republic publishes Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” The poem, beginning with the famous line “Whose woods these are, I think I know. His house is in the village though,” has introduced millions of American students to poetry.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

BY ROBERT FROST
Whose woods these are I think I know.  
His house is in the village though;  
He will not see me stopping here  
To watch his woods fill up with snow.  

My little horse must think it queer  
To stop without a farmhouse near  
Between the woods and frozen lake  
The darkest evening of the year.  

He gives his harness bells a shake  
To ask if there is some mistake.  
The only other sound’s the sweep  
Of easy wind and downy flake.  

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,  
But I have promises to keep,  
And miles to go before I sleep,  
And miles to go before I sleep.