tomtac: (Default)
tomtac ([personal profile] tomtac) wrote2016-02-29 06:30 pm

Sad Anniversary for the Leaplings

Please raise a glass to Sir James Milne Wilson, the 8th Premier of Tasmania, who died on his 17th birthday, in the 1800s. This article says he was quite a guy.


Stately looking middle aged caucasian fellow in black and white daguerreotype photo, with curly hair and stiff upright white collar


Why now? Today would have been his 50th birthday. (He was born exactly 204 years ago.) He was born on Leap Year day, and died on Leap Year Day; the only historical figure I've ever found to have managed that coincidence.


"17th birthday" means he was 68 years old.

(Edited: See comment.)


Post a comment in response:

From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.