Gioachino Rossini's Birthday.
What do they all have in common? And who is Gioachino Rossini?
I truly had no clue who this Rossini character is, but you have to
check out Google's Doodle in celebration of his Leap Day birthday:
|"Born on 29 February, 1792, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is hailed as
his greatest |
comic opera. The four frogs -- one at the piano, one as the soprano, a barber
and his customer -- are all playful nods at the characters from Rossini’s opera."
How did I celebrate Leap Day? I really didn't do all that much out of the ordinary. No frog jumps or leaps of any kind. However... I did flip the day around on my students, who entered the classroom this morning only to find their agenda completely backwards, as well as a few other things! Hey, we have to mix things up every once in a while, right? What better day to do so than a day that only arrives once every four years!