Thursday, February 24, 2005

Today Wilhelm Grimm was born

I'm a member of the Ancient & Medieval History Book Club. This morning I got a delivery from them. Sometimes I do forget to say 'no' to the Editor's Choice, but I was fairly sure I'd rejected the most recent one. Yet here was a copy of the Chambers Book of Days. Bugger, have to return that, I thought. Or maybe I'll keep it. And then I found from the note that it was a free gift, for sticking with the club while they had problems with their distribution. So I will keep it.

And now I know that on the day of my birth the Elizabethan financier and philanthropist Sir Thomas Gresham, who gave us Gresham Street in the City of London, died. Expect more dull information like this.

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