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.
May 31, 2011
May 31st: Death of Grimaldi the Clown, 1837
He was the first "white-face" clown, and an innovator in many aspects of public entertainment. Every year, clowns from all over the world congregate to honor him. Read article here
Pictured: 1820 illustration of Grimaldi, artist unknown.