Friday, August 13, 2010

The Rossini connection

Yours truly has never fully understood all the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th.

Friday has always been one of my favorite days of the week.

And, the number 13 has always been lucky for me.

But, I guess the trouble comes in the combination of the two . . .

Anyway, I learned today that the superstition doesn't have very deep roots.

In fact, the earliest DOCUMENTED mention of it was in 1869, when biographer Henry Sutherland Edwards wrote about Italian opera composier Gioachino Rossini:

" . . . like so many other Italians, he regarded Friday as an unlucky day, and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday, the 13th of November, he died."

Daily history lesson over. Be safe out there, ye socks!

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