History Schmistory, July 4: AMERICAAA!

1776 – American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress. There’s gonna be fireworks!

 

History Schmistory, July 3: A News Day for Norway!

1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, was founded and the first edition was published. They needed a way to adress-a the news-a to the peopla-a.

The front page of the norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen (1905)  By Adresseavisen (Trondhjems Adresseavis) (The Norwegian National Library) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The front page of the norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen (1905) By Adresseavisen (Trondhjems Adresseavis) (The Norwegian National Library) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: July 2nd – Hey…whose that guy on the train?

July 2nd – 1901, Montana – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train! They get away with $40,000!

Robert Redford as The Sundance Kid and Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy from the hit 1969 film

 

 

History Schmistory: July 1st – William conquers!

July 1st 1690, Ireland – The Battle of the Boyne between the deposed British King James the II and the guy that took his crown, William III. This was the decisive battle in a long protracted struggle between the Catholic James and Protestant William, in the period know as the Glorious Revolution….and another example of how Williams are often destined to rule!

'Oh yeah, I got this in the bag!"  By Robert Payne (Prince William) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

‘Oh yeah, I got this in the bag!”
By Robert Payne (Prince William) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons