The world's most famous case of art theftâ€”the removal of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911â€”was solved when museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia tried to sell the painting to a gallery in Italy. He had kept the masterpiece in his apartment for two years after having simply walked out of the museum with it hidden under his coat. What famous painterâ€”some of whose own sketches would be stolen more than 50 years laterâ€”was questioned before Peruggia was caught?
Though we are condemned to part:
There's such a thing as keeping
A remembrance in one's heart...
Back in the day
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, that was founded by Pierre de Coubertin with the aim of reinstating the ancient Olympic Games that were held in Greece (776 BCEâ€“393 CE). Today, the IOC constitutes a single legal entity that owns copyrights, trademarks, and other intangible properties associated with the Olympic games, such as the Olympic logos. When and where were the first modern Summer Olympics held?
Born on a day like today
Kinsey was an American biologist noted for his 1948 study Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and its 1953 follow-up, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. Based upon thousands of interviews, the Kinsey Reports generated much controversy by revealing a greater variety of sexual behavior than had previously been discussed. The two books are still the bestselling scientific books of all time. Who starred as Kinsey in the 2004 biographical film about his life?