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Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 1 is...

...the day in 1869 when 23-year-old Napoleon IV was killed and ritually dis-embowelled by zulus. Napoleon Eugene was the last of the Bonaparte dynasty, though let's face it, someone called Eugene was always going to struggle to live up to the family name.

... the anniversary of the death of Adolph's sister, Paula Hitler in 1960. Perhaps because of her uncanny likeness to her brother, she never married or had children.

...the National Day Against Homophobia in Canada. Pierre Trudeau, who repealed anti-gay clauses from the Criminal code of Canada once said that "The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.” Fair enough too - just so long as we don't all have to mince around like great steaming quinces.

2 comments:

stackja1945 said...

Napoleon IV should have joined Baker and Caine.

Col. Milquetoast said...

The Bonaparte dynasty didn't work out at all.

Napoleon the Second was sort of emperor for a few weeks and then he was a washed up 4 year old.

Napoleon the Third, nephew of Napoleon I, was a possible bastard (but not in the "Rommel, you magnificent bastard" sense) and connoisseur of interesting facial hair who was instrumental in the foundation of the Third Republic (his role consisting of being captured by the Prussians and then dying while exiled in England)