History Schmistory: May 16. St. Petersburg Founded.

1703: St. Petersburg is founded by Peter the Great. In 1924, the name of the city was changed to Leningrad. In 1991, the city name was changed back to St. Petersburg. Tough on the GPS.

When the Berlin Wall Fell

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History Schmistory: May 3. Niccolo Machiavelli born.

1469. Writer of The Prince, the political treatise that posited that the ends justify the means. Very unpopular guy in pre-school.

History Schmistory: May 2. DaVinci Dies.

1519. Leonardo DaVinci dies at Close Luce, Amboise, France. His painting The Mona Lisa is among his possessions. Since he died in France, the painting eventually makes its way to a small museum in Paris, where it is never heard from again….