Yes it is that day August 15th 1769.
My Francophile friend Richard reminded me this morning!
So celebrate with The Big Board by enjoying this free gift:
Free gift to celebrate his birthday
A rousing story of the irrepressible Brigadier Étienne Gérard, Colonel of 3rd Hussars of Conflans, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the ten year period between his two Sherlock Holmes series.