The One-Cent Magenta

Meet the world’s rarest stamp: the One-Cent Magenta was created in 1856 when instead of the 50,000 stamps set to arrive in British Guiana from Great Britain, only 5,000 arrived. The local postmaster took matters into his own hands and had some one-cent stamps and four-cent stamps printed.

The Life of Fools

Called a jester, folly, fool, or wit; court entertainers have existed throughout history and throughout the world. The fools of medieval and renaissance England were musicians, story-tellers, comedians, jugglers, and acrobats.

Death of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Known as the composer of “The Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker,” the true cause of the death of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is still unknown.

The 10th Muse

Born in Greece around 615 B.C., Sappho is known as one of the greatest poets of all time.