Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The gentleman was born in Germany and later emigrated to the US, Philadelphia in specific, where is set up as a typesetter. His full name, a Christian name starting with each letter of the alphabet happens to make his name the longest at 746 letters used by a single person. The shortened version he went by was Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff, Sr. (or Wolfe+585, Senior).
While all that is interseting, what actually brought him to my attention was his birthday - February 29 1904. He was a leap day baby with a wonderfully long name that, when at its shortest, is even cooler! Wolfe+585, Senior!
I wish I could find a photo of him and I'd post it...love this fabulously fascinating leap day fact, but because it's Hump Day, I thought I'd post Antonio Sabato, Jr. who was born on February 29 1972 and is a sexy 10 years old.