|Sad Anniversary for the Leaplings
||[Feb. 29th, 2016|06:30 pm]
Tom the Alien Cat
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.Please raise a glass to |
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.)