History Schmistory, April 15: Kid Born in Vinci

1452. Leonardo Da Vinci born out of wedlock in Vinci, Italy. Because he is illegitimate, he will need to find a trade, instead of becoming a government worker like his father.

Da Vinci Birthday Week Continues!

New Video! Get up close and personal with Mr. Da Vinci himself!

History Schmistory, April 11: Hey, Babe, Wanna Start a College?

1689 - William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain. To celebrate, they have dinner, then found a college in the new fangled colony of Virginia.  Jon Stewart went there!

Leonardo Da Vinci Birthday Bash Begins

On April 15, 2014, the world’s greatest painter and scientist turns 562!  Celebrate every day with the Renaissance Man!

Today’s Latin Phrase: Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!

May barbarians invade your personal space!

April Fools Prank on Marco Polo!

A mean guy steals Marco’s wig for April Fool’s Day.

April Fools’ Week on Team Marco Polo: Poisson d’Avril

The French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.

History Schmistory, March 30: Hank wants a new toy!

1533 – Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, which leads to the creation of the Anglican church, lots of bloody history over the next hundred years, and several good Shakespeare plays.
Hank

Viral Marco: A really cute kid speaks French!

History Schmistory, March 29: Beethoven Rolls Over!

1795 – Beethoven (age 24) debuts as pianist in Vienna.

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