Happy Birthday, Peter Mark
Peter Mark Roget was born today in 1779, in London.
His Thesaurus has been an invaluable tool for many writers - a work of genius. More people need lessons in how to use it, but that's not his fault. For one thing, he didn't intend it to be a dictionary of synonyms, but rather a classification of English's lexicon - "of the words it contains and of the idiomatic combinations peculiar to it, arranged, not in alphabetical order as they are in a dictionary, but according to the ideas which they express."
And then there's this shirt I got for my birthday last year!
(lol image from loltheorists)