Saturday, May 3, 2008

"Frankly, my dear Scarlett . . ."

Exactly 71 years ago today, Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The author, Margaret Mitchell, spent years researching the book, which was the only one she ever wrote.

On a subject much closer to Daria's heart, today is also the 539th birthday of Niccolò Machiavelli, for whom "Nick's Corner" on PPMB is named. His political treatise, The Prince, became the subject of Daria and Tom's first prolonged conversation, in "Fire!"

On a closely related note, the city of Washington, D.C., was founded 206 years ago today. Happy Birthday!

More soon. The thunderstorms finally stopped.

LATE ADD: Congratulations to Dr. Mike and Quiverwing for outstanding efforts in filling out DariaWiki, and thanks to Brother Grimace, Nighthawk, Dennis, and Gouka Ryuu, too.

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