On this day in 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea. Was this his idea? Did the leaders of Europe not know what was going to happen? If you don't know about the 100 days that were to follow I don't blame you. History is boring! What happened was Napoleon got to thinking while exiled on his little island that his work was not yet done. He did well for almost 10 years. He had an unbeatable army, controlled almost all of Europe, stabilized revolutionary France, and ended serfdom where ever he went. So he escaped soon after arriving, marched straight to Paris, picking up an army along the way and restarted his dictatorship. It only lasted 100 days, but hey, at least this time the powers that be put him on an island in the south Atlantic.