Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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.