Monday, 1 September 2008

off-day in history

No, I'm not referring to the tense situation on the US Gulf coast where the business end of Hurricane Gustav is about to hit land any minute now.

A while back I added a gizmo in the right hand navigation bar that shows you an interesting fact from this day in history. Today's report is on the demise of the last (captive) Passenger Pigeon. But that's not the funny part either.

The entry in the encyclopedia section of The Free Dictionary apparently is still a work on progress. Or perhaps this remark has been overlooked:
The naturalist Charles Dury, of Cincinnati, Ohio, wrote in September 1910:
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