Today is the day on which we remember the birthday of the great Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, born in 1843. I think that for my chosen quote we’ll go a bit further away from the norm and do this: I think the string quartet is possibly one of the more perfect examples of artistic expression ever invented… and one of the most difficult to pull off successfully.
Today is the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta; a document more revered than read. Issued and acknowledged on this date, is was almost immediately repudiated by King John. Or the Pope, depending upon whose version of history you happen to believe.