History Schmistory: May 20. A Bunch of Nicea Guys.

325: The Council of Nicea begins. Constantine opens it with a joke, ends it with a Creed.

History Schmistory: May 19. Irreconcilable Differences

1536: Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII of England, is executed for treason and incest, along with her brother and alleged lover Lord Rochford.

History Schmistory: May 17. Don’t Let the Door Hit You On the Way Out!

1527: The Medici family are expelled from Florence. They came back after a few years, for the gelato.

History Schmistory: May 14. Lewis and Clark take a hike

1804. President Thomas Jefferson suggests that Lewis and Clark take a hike, so they do–across the US to the Pacific Ocean.

Ludicrous Latin: Parve leves capiunt animos.

Small things effect light minds.

Ludicrous Latin: Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis!

You do not know the power of the dark side!

History Schmistory: May 12. Black Guy from Woodstock becomes Prince of Wales

1343. Edward, Son of Edward III, called “The Black Prince,” and born at the royal palace of Woodstock, becomes Prince of Wales. By the way, he wasn’t really black. That was a joke : D

Ludicrous Latin: Ut si!

As if!

photo: eyeball.fm

History Schmistory: May 11. Constantinople founded.

330: Constantinople is founded on the site of an existing Greek city called Byzantium. Takes weeks for letterhead and business cards to be changed.

Ludicrous Latin: Canis meus id comedi

My dog ate it!

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