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.
August 21, 2011
August 21: Rudolf of Austria Born, 1858
Crown Prince Rudolf was destined, it seemed, to become Emperor of Austria-Hungary. But fate intervened.
When he was only 30 years old, he and his mistress were found dead at his hunting lodge, Mayerling. Was it suicide? Or political assassination?