Today is Nictzin Dyalhis' birthday, that is, if he told the truth about the day he was born. I suspect that he did. Today is also the 140th anniversary of his birth, again, if he told the truth about the year of that event. He may or may not have. I think 1873 is the best of the dates offered as his year of birth, but there isn't much evidence to support it. In any case, Happy Birthday to an enigma, a curiosity, a character who could not have been invented but who could only have invented himself. Happy Birthday to Nictzin Dyalhis.
Copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley