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 8, 2011
May 8th: Execution of Antoine Lavoisier, 1794
Antoine Lavoisier is known as the Father of Modern Chemistry. He was also guillotined during the French Revolution. Read article here.
Pictured: Antoine Lavoisier and his wife. Portrait by Jacque-Louis David, 1788. She was only 13 when he married her, but she ended up being a great lab assistant.