What do Attila the Hun, Justinian I and Booker T. Washington have in common? All 3 share important anniversaries on April 7th.
1. 451 – Attila the Hun, the Mongol invader, sacks the town of Metz and other cities in Gaul.
2. 529 – First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
3. 1827 – John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match. He invented it the previous year.
4. 1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American depicted on a United States postage stamp.
5. 1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
6. 1969 – The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
7. 2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
While these interesting items pique my curiosity, they (usually) have nothing to do with my real estate business, which is helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. I admit, learning new facts just adds fun and joy to my brain, soul and life. You may want to read my blog at www.activerain.com/results for more fun facts on history, real estate, home, life and other topics.
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