Wednesday
Nov032010

November 3rd

I have a long list of people whose birthday occurs on this day. The most significant would be Monica Vitti for her appearance in Modesty Blaise long ago. She also appeared in many French films, which I have not seen, obviously.

Saturday
Oct162010

Calendar

October 15th

 

Mata Hari met her death on this day. She was born Gertrud Margarete Zelle. The French shot her for her crimes. The place of execution was Vincennes Barracks outside Paris

 

October 16th

Marie Antoinette met her death on this day. The French chopped her head off with a guillotine for her crimes. The place of execution was probably somewhere in Paris.