I‘m more than halfway through my reading of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 1. Yesterday, as I was about to head out to lunch, I said this on Twitter:
I’m pretty sure that World War I will start during my lunchtime walk. I’m creeping up on 1914 in the Churchill biography #amreading
— Jamie Todd Rubin (@jamietr) July 28, 2014
I was referring to the fact that the book was creeping up on the start of the First World War. However, in a remarkable coincidence, it turns out that yesterday, July 28, was exactly 100 years since the official start of World War I back on July 28, 1914. To the day. That is pretty creepy.