Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Red Barron, he's not just a guy on a pizza box.

April 21
On this day in 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron, was shot down while chasing an allied plane behind enemy lines. This guy was clearly the best pilot during WWI, shooting down 80 planes before his error in judgement cost him his life. He was only 25 years old. I did a report on him in the seventh grade, so that's why I moved this event to the top of the heap. If he would have survived the war, who knows if history would have a little different. As a national hero he might have moved up the political ladder in post war Germany. Or if he would have gone through the military route, perhaps in his mid 40's, he might have made different decisions than those of the men who were actually in charge. This thought crossed my mind when I realized that one of the men who would go on to be in charge was Herman Goring.  He was a fighter pilot in WWI as well. In fact, he was a subordinate of the Red Baron.
This day is also the traditional date of the founding of Rome. Romulus and Remus, twin brothers, built a town together where they were raised by wolves. They started the fussin and the fuedin and Romulus killed his brother. Would it be called Reme if Remus killed Romulus?

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