Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Monday 21 April 2014
What happened on a 21st of April
It is my birthday today. I learned from the Google Doodle that the 21st of April was also the birthday of Charlotte Brönte. I read her sister Emily, but not her. A strange anniversary for Google to celebrate: the 298th year of her birth. But it made me look for what happened on a 21st of April, the times in history when the date witnessed an important event. The first thing I noticed is of course the alleged Founding of Rome by Romulus. Being into Roman legends and history, this is something I am happy to have my date of birth associated to. And Romulus is also one of the legendary figures I particularly like, being called the "son of the she-wolf". I love wolves. So that's it, the 21st of April is the date when Rome was born, from the legendary labor and ambition of a man fed by a she-wolf. Kind of cool.