A Stamp By Any Other Name . . .

The first commoner to appear on a British postage stamp (April 1964) was William Shakespeare in order to mark the 400th anniversary of his presumed birthday.   We say ‘presumed’ because the exact date he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon is not known – English tradition says it was on St George’s Day – which, in the year of his birth occurred on April 23, 1564.

Sophia Loren

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

The 400 Year Old Commoner

While today you can acquire an entire set of British postage stamps depicting a wide range of Star Trek characters played by real people, do you know who the first real human being, non-royal was that was permitted to appear on a British postage stamp?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”

The Original Hog

Fill in the missing words:    Built in 1903, the first Harley-Davidson had a carburetor made from _____________.