Monday, July 28, 2008

The More Things Don't Change, The More They Stay the Same

Futility Closet offers this "singular coincidence":

On the 13th of February 1746, as the records of the French criminal jurisprudence inform us, one Jean Marie Dunarry was brought to the scaffold for murdering his father; and, strangely enough, on the 13th of February, 1846, precisely one hundred years later, another Jean Marie Dunbarry, a great-grandson of the first-mentioned criminal, paid the same penalty for the same crime.

Frank H. Stauffer, The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical, 1882

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