History Schmistory: July 17. A Very Disney Controversy!

1955: Disneyland opens. (Price of admission: $1.)  Walt doesn’t invite Mickey to the dedication for fear that the parks failure could tarnish the mouse’s image. He is all but replaced by Tinkerbell, who proceeds to take the mickey out of Mickey.

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History Schmistory, July 17: Starry Eyed Harvard!

1850 - The Harvard Observatory took the 1st photograph of a star (Vega). Vega is argued to be the next most important star in the sky after the Sun. Needless to say, it is a “bright spot” in history for astronomers!

What happens on Vega, didn't stay on vega!

What happens on Vega, didn’t stay on vega!

History Schmistory, July 16: Kissing Cooties Goodbye.

1439 - Kissing was banned in England to stop germs from spreading! Soon after, blowing kisses became the next best thing.

 

Enjoy my germs!

Enjoy my germs!

History Schmistory: July 15. To Conquer in Style

1099: Crusading Europeans seize Jerusalem. I wouldn’t want to mess with these guys!

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory, July 15: Roc-King Out!

1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. It unfortunately did not give them the ability learn a new language online. It did however have three different languages written on it (Greek, Demotic & Hieroglyphic!)

 

Before internet was invented...

Before internet was invented…

History Schmistory, July 14: Hooray for Bastille Day!

1789 - Today is Bastille Day. The French Revolution began with the fall of Bastille. Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons notre liberté!

Magnifique CC0 Public Domain

Magnifique
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History Schmistory, July 13: Cookin’ Up A Resolution.

1772 - Captain James Cook began his 2nd voyage, this time to the South Seas. He commanded a ship called the Resolution & although was able to retire after this voyage, couldn’t resolve his need for adventure.

This cook is not burnt out yet!

Countdown to Bastille Day!

You say you want a revolution?  OK–you got it.  2 days to Bastille Day!

History Schmistory, July 11: Pons Comet Pun.

1801 - French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovered his 1st comet. He then went on to discover 36 more. Jeez louise!

Hey guys, I think I might see one...!

I see one…two….three…four….

Parks of France

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