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.

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  1. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    4 November 2007 · 2:01 am

    257 is also a Fermat prime.

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