It's not an anniversary or anything like that, but I've been thinking a lot about Charley Ross today -- I reread the book about his case. He was four when he was kidnapped for ransom on July 1, 1874 and never found. You can see his picture here: http://www.charleyproject.org/ross_charles.jpg His dad wouldn't pay the ransom because he thought it would be wrong to reward the kidnappers for their crime. If he had paid, he would have got Charley back in half a day, I'm sure of it, but he wouldn't, because it went against his principles. I can't decide whether that's the most beautiful or the most monstrous thing I've ever heard. I know the chances of finding Charley now are nil, but I think of him often and the Charley Project is named for him.