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 29, 2011
April 29th: the Peace Rose introduced in US, 1945
The Peace Rose was introduced in the US on April 29, 1945. It was created by Francis Meilland of France, who smuggled it out of France on the last plane leaving for the US before the German invasion. Read more.
Photo: The Peace Rose. By Hobbykafe, uploaded to Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons license.