Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Book of Days

The Hyperlinked & Searchable 1869 'The Book of Days' by Robert Chambers:
It's detailed descriptions of key historical events, the life and times of people, both great and infamous, and long forgotten customs of cultures from every corner of the world, is a must-read for anyone aspiring to understand history as our forefathers saw it.

Organized along the days of the calendar, it serves up history in easily absorbable sizes. In doing so, it encourages readers to set aside a hour or so every night to nourish their minds.

Unfortunately, there is only a limited number of the The Book of Days in existence. The purpose of this web site is to allow those who have never heard of or had access to a copy of the book, or could not afford a copy, to have access to its rich contents.
Today's entry is all about Kaspar Hauser (on this day he died), among other things.  And today is Ludwig van Beethoven's birthday.

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