April 27, 1810 is the date of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fur Elise composition. I started playing it last night and my boys both shouted out at the same time, "That's from Snoopy!" Sometimes you just have to love cartoons. I probably wouldn't know any classical music if it weren't for Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny. According to Wikipedia, no one really knows who "Elise" is in Beethoven's work. It's believed to be one of his mistresses, but they're not exactly sure which one. All the same, it's definitely a classic piece and it's amazing to think it's 199 years old today.