Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I know this because by virtue of taking a German class I acquired a luridly pink t-shirt that says so. I had yet to be born in 1989, but the fact that it was twenty years ago is a bit odd nonetheless.
Irrelevant to this anniversary, I have some links for you.
Libraries of C.E.O.s, a 2007 article just alerted to me by Cornflower's book blog.
Apparently, babies start learning language in the womb.
Colonial Williamsburg has started putting their collection of historic artefacts online. This is mainly interesting to me as a resource for costume research, but it'd be fun to browse through all of it.