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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today in history: April 21

A On this date in 753 B.C., twin brothers Romulus and Remus found a new town on Italy's Tiber which, after a fight in which Romulus kills his brother, is called "Rome."  Remus had apparently preferred "Reme" as the town's name.  (Left: The twins with their adoptive mother.)

This, of course, sets in motion a chain of events that will lead future generations of American lawyers to deal with (and mispronounce) terms like ejusdem generis, quantum meruit, and res ipsa loquitur.

[Frank Snyder]

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