Happy Birthday to the Duke of Wellington

Yes, it's the anniversary of the birthday of everyone's favorite historical figure - Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. His actual birthday is variously noted as being 29 April/1 May 1769.

Should you be in London, the Duke of Wellington pub on Portobello Road (in which I've hoisted a few pints myself) is offering patrons a free drink to celebrate the occasion. Once you enter their website, click on the "Free Drink" link.

The only thing that could better the day and the offer of a free drink would be if we could all lift our glasses to the Duke of Wellington together in London.