The First Clown

Some historians claim that Joseph Grimaldi was the first clown to paint his face white. He was a master of pantomime. Grimaldi's onstage antics in London and all across Europe were legendary.

Grue Church

Panic ensued as churchgoers struggled to reach the exits, but the inward opening doors hampered the evacuation. The church would burn to the ground in less than 20 minutes.