Yes, I know I've said this before, but when I started this up, I thought I'd be lucky if anyone ever found it and I didn't hold out much hope that the place would still be going by now. I really want to thank you all for making this so much fun. I can't possibly tell you how much you all mean to me and how much you've done for my sanity. Kisses to you all! Here's the usual stuff:
Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial in 1633. The Massacre of Glen Coe happened in 1692. The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne was first published in Paris in 1881. The National Negro League, the first successful professional baseball league for black players, was founded in 1920. And Black Sabbath released its eponymous first album in 1970.
Born today: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), Grant Wood (1891-1942), Georges Simenon (1903-1989), Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984), Costa Gavras (1933), Kim Novak (1933), Oliver Reed (1938-1999), Peter Gabriel (1950), Pernilla August (1958), Henry Rollins (1961), Robbie Williams (1974), and Feist (1976).
Ancient Romans would be enjoying the first day of Lupercalia if they were alive today.
Here is Grant Wood's Stone City.