Paris in the Springtime: Euronerd Paris Tips Part 1

Visit Paris with Steve Ricks, the world’s #1 Euronerd in the Official Parody of Rick Steves’ PBS Show.

Paris in the Springtime: Euronerd Paris Tips Part 2

He’s baaack! Springtime in Paris week features part 2 of our favorite Euronerd’s tour of the City of Lights!

History Schmistory, March 24: I’ll be Bach

1721 – Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburg Concerts.

History Schmistory, March 23: B & F become BFFs!

1657 – Britain & France form alliance against Spain.

History Schmistory: March 22. Hey! This doesn’t work on my Kindle!

1457. The Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book.

History Schmistory, March 21. Francophile joins the Cabinet

1790. Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State. Jefferson would later live in Paris where he would become a movie star.

History Schmistory, March 20: You’re Fired

1890. German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck.

History Schmistory, March 19: Vienna goes into Haydn

1799. Joseph Haydn’s “Die Schopfung,” premieres in Vienna. Great show. Joe gets his wig done for the premiere, and looks fabu.

History Schmistory, March 18: Start Your Engines!

1858. Rudolf Diesel, German engineer and Diesel motor inventor, is born. He wears cool clothes, but, turns down a part in “Fast and Furious.”

History Schmistory, March 16: Who’s Yer Daddy, Chris?

Ferdinand Magellan, the "Weekend at Bernies" of Explorers

1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines. Magellan had survived eighteen months at sea, but he was killed in battle in the Philippines. A local warrior persuaded Magellan to defeat his rival in battle. Most of Magellan’s men considered the battle both pointless and dangerous, so they refused to participate. Magellan was hit with a poison arrow in the battle and died. One of Magellan’s five ships did make it back to Spain, only twelve days less than three years after their journey started. Only one ship and eighteen sailors remained of the 265 men accompanied Magellan.

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