This maid is made of sterner things:
Her sword is sharp enough to slice
The eggs that sprout long spindly wings
And cut to shreds his vague advice.
Joan of Arc, Heroine of France, Maid of Orléans, died on the stake today in 1431.
Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian Jeweller, was born on this day in 1846.
Voltaire, French writer and philosopher, died on this day in 1778.
Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer, died on this day in 1912.