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.
The Parish of St. Giles was one of the worst slums in London. When a giant beer vat broke open on October 17, 1814, sending a tsunami of beer crashing through the streets, the residents just didn't have a chance.
The dinner jacket was designed for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), as a comfortable garment for less formal dinners. But it took those young sports from Tuxedo Park to make it truly fashionable.