11 April 2011
Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba
On this day in 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba. The link goes to "This Day In History" for the events of this day, and the title is one of my favorite palindromes.
To top it all off, this day gives me an excuse to play one of my favorite Mark Knopfler songs: Done With Bonaparte which I used a while back for a "Take This Tune" theme.