History Schmistory: July 22. Vrrrroooooooommmm-put-put… -put.

1894: The first motorcar race is held in France. Local horses start a betting racket.

How To: Make an Authentic Renaissance Hairstyle!

From Team Marco Polo fan Janet’s YouTube channel!

Ludicrous Latins: Nullo metro compositum est

It doesn’t rhyme.

Demi Lovato & Eminem MANIP by Leticia Lima, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Demi Lovato & Eminem MANIP by Leticia Lima, licensed under CC BY 2.0

History Schmistory: July 21. Rough days ahead…

1542: The Roman Inquisition is established. Hold on to your heads! (and fingers and toes…)
Pope Paul V, by Caravaggio, public domain

Pope Paul V, by Caravaggio, public domain

Fun Fact: The inquisition’s most famous defendant is probably Galileo Galilei (the telescope guy!) He was hauled before the inquisition in 1633 on charges that his scientific findings denied the existence of God. Despite protestations he was found guilty of heresy.

History Schmistory: July 20. Danger! Pun Crossing.

1514: The rebellion of Hungarian peasants under George Dozsa is defeated at the Siege of Temesvar. They weren’t Hungary enough, I guess.
Costumes of Peasants from Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Germany,  from 'Esquisses de la Vie Populaire en Hongroie' by Gabriel de Pronay, 1855 (colour litho); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France [public domain]

Costumes of Peasants from Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Germany, from ‘Esquisses de la Vie Populaire en Hongroie’ by Gabriel de Pronay, 1855 (colour litho); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France [public domain]

History Schmistory, July 20: Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

1858 - The first ever fee was charged to see a baseball game at the steep price of 50 cents per person. Sure had to break the piggy bank for Babe!

 

Gotta' pay those nickels to see them knuckles! 'Babe Ruth in 1921,' [public domain]

Gotta’ pay those nickels to see them knuckles!
‘Babe Ruth in 1921,’ [public domain]

Ludicrous Latin: Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis

You do not know the power of the dark side.

History Schmistory: July 19. CAN anybody open this thing?

1870: The can opener is patented by William Lyman, a good fifty years after the tin can was invented. Luckily all the contents were well preserved.

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History Schmistory July 19: 9 Days of Grey

1553 - 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as England’s Queen after only 9 days. It’s important to note that little Lady Grey was only 15 when she qualified for the crown. Jeeze, some kids just can’t handle all that responsibility–it’s only governing over one little country!

She traded ruling the courtyard to ruling to courtroom! For a couple days at least…

History Schmistory: July 18. Hot Fiddle Action

64: Roman Emperor Nero allegedly plays the fiddle while Rome burns. Performs the complete version of “The Devil Went Down to Roman Georgia.”

True or false? You decide! "It Isn't True..That Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned!" (True Comics) by Sam Glankoff [Public Domain]

True or false? You decide!
“It Isn’t True..That Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned!” (True Comics) by Sam Glankoff [Public Domain]

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