Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Do You Know the Name...

Beaumarchais?

I didn't until today. But, he wrote the plays "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro," made significant improvements to the watch and the harp pedal, served as a French secret agent in England, and personally built a navy to support American independence during the Revolutionary War.

And the US Congress stiffed his daughter to the tune of 1.7 million francs.

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