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Schott's Miscellany 3 January 2009

Fidel Castro was excommunicated by Pope John XXIII (1962)


FRENCH NOTEPAPER TRADITIONS

According to the 1891 edition of Brewer's Historic Notebook, an attempt was made in French society (during the 18th century) to create a formal etiquette concerning notepaper. Different colored writing paper was to be used for each day of the week:

Daynotepaper color
Sundaydelicate mauve
Mondaypale green
Tuesdaypink
Wednesday (an unlucky day)somber gray
Thursdayayblue
Fridaywhite
Saturdaystraw color


Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)
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