Charlotte's Web is by E.B. White, who also wrote Stuart Little. Charlotte's Web is the story of a pig named Wilbur, the runt of the litter, who is adopted by a little girl named Fern Arable. The story develops with the introduction of Charlotte, a spider who embarks on a plan to rescue Wilbur from the normal fate of pigs...
St. Thomas More, Roman Catholic English Martyr, (Patron of Lawyers), He was sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered (the usual punishment for traitors who were not the nobility), but the King commuted this to execution by decapitation
John Maynard Keynes: Great Economist, Terrible Currency Trader
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the British economist who developed the theory that increasing government deficits stimulate a sluggish economy, was long the guiding light of liberal economists. He is considered one of the major economists of the 20th century. And these days, he is enjoying a comeback.