The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 November 2007

257

In 1890, John Philip Sousa composed a march for the Corcoran Cadets, based in Washington, DC. The actual Cadets unit, founded in 1883, survives today as the 257th Army Band, District of Columbia Army National Guard.

This week's Carnival of the Vanities, the 257th in the series, has been designated by keeper Andrew Ian Dodge (may he live a long and happy life) as "Impending," although it's actually already up.

Posted at 7:36 PM to Blogorrhea


257 is also a Fermat prime.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at 2:01 AM on 4 November 2007