Friday, March 13, 2009

William Jennings Bryant

William Jennings Bryant once thwarted an attempt to corner the gold market.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyala could recite the Gospel of Mark from memory, alternating each word between Latin and Greek.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pope Pius V

Pope Pius V had one rooster named after eleven of the apostles; everyone except Philip.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

William Shakespeare

It is recorded that William Shakespeare's last words were composed in iambic pentameter; however, his actual last words are lost to history.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

King Henry VIII

The second wedding of King Henry VIII was briefly interrupted by an escaped pig.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro pioneered an early version of dental floss, and insisted that his soldiers use it daily.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccol Machiavelli preferred to dine on horseflesh.