05 February 2010
An earthquake measuring approximately 7.5 on the Richter Scale caused major damage to Pompeii in 62. Twenty-six Christians were crucified as threats to Japanese society in 1597. And the Royal Greenwich Observatory began broadcasting an hourly signal in 1924.
Born today: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Christopher Guest (1948), Carlos Tévez (1984) and Irritating Portuguese Pretty-boy (1985).
The good folk of San Marino are celebrating their Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation today.
M.C. Escher has no association with today's events, that I'm aware of. My son liked the Leger that I put with yesterday's thread and told me that I should use an Escher some day. Since the only thing relevant that I could think of would have been a photo of Pompeii, I decided to go ahead and use this.