I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
April 24, 2011
April 24th: Death of Daniel Defoe
His birth name was Foe, and he changed it to seem more "aristocrat-y". He survived the Great Plague, the Great Fire, the Great Storm, and the Monmouth Rebellion. Read article here.
Pictured: Daniel Defoe, by unknown 17th or 18th century painter.