Schott's Miscellany 4 April 2009
Twelve countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty and thereby created NATO (1949)
ON THE ORDER OF CHILDREN
First a daughter, then a son,
The world is well begun.
First a son, then a daughter,
Trouble follows after.
In the misfortune of our best friends, we always find something which is not displeasing to us.
Duk de la Rouchefoucauls (1613-80)