The ruling committee of five established after the fall of Robespierre in 1795 in revolutionary France
Fact of the Day
A wealthy early modern London merchant asked his agent to send him '2 or 3 apes' from Africa, but didn't write the 'r'. The order was interpreted as 203 apes, the first cargo of 80 of which arrived with the promise of more to come.
Quote of the Day
"Nobody is healthy in London. Nobody can be. "
~ Jane Austen (Emma)