President George H. Bush pardons the Thanksgiving turkey on Nov. Photo: George Bush Presidential Library And Museum / SL
Happy 2,766th birthday Rome! Though Rome may be the Eternal City, she never misses a birthday celebration. According to legend – and the calculations of Lucius Taruntius Firmanus, a Roman astrologer and mathematician who lived in the 1st century B.C. – Romulus founded the city on April 21, 753 B.C. Romans mark their city’s birth, known as the Natale di Roma, with raucous popular festivals involving large quantities of eating, drinking, joke playing and other forms of merrymaking.
Pope Francis, the first-ever Jesuit and Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, was not a widely known figure on the international stage before emerging Wednesday evening on the balcony of St.