#OTD Naturalist Gilbert White wrote in his Journal in Selborne, England on April 17, 1789 :

Five gallons of French brandy from London.

Cucumbers show fruit in bloom.

Cuculus cuculat: the voice of the cuckoo is heard in Blackmoor woods. Sowed hollyhocks, columbines, snapdragons, stocks, mignonette, all from S. Lambeth, in a bed in the garden: also Sweet Williams, & Canterbury bells.

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Gilbert White
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