History Schmistory: June 14. Bad Day for the British Monarchy.

1645: Battle of Naseby; Parliamentarians defeat Charles I. Based on the photo, it should have been called the Battle of Noseby.

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History Schmistory, June 14: It’s The Middle of the Night Mister!

1597 – At 4:30 AM, Willem Barents left Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands. He wasn’t the best looking chap, mostly likely from limited beauty sleep.

Introducing Bill “the not so beautiful” Barents!

Hemingway in Paris

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Ernest Hemingway came to Paris in the 1920s on Sherwood Anderson’s advice to go to Paris and meet Gertrude Stein. The advice began one of the most influential careers in the history of literature. Today, we fashioned a Hemingway Literary walk that began with his first apartment on Rue Notre Dame de les Champs and finished on the Left Bank at Shakespeare and Co., the bookstore that took its name from Sylvia Beach’s store of the same name. Here was our itinerary:

Hemingway in Paris Tour

171 boulevard du montparnasse Closerie des Lilias-Cafe featured in “The Sun Also Rises”
113 rue Notre dame des champs-Hemingway’s first apartment in Paris
74 Cardinal Lemoine-2nd apartment, where he lived longest, where Hadley had Bumby
Rue Mouffetard-Market streets which he described as “a cesspool.”
27 Rue des Fleurus-Gertrude Stein’s apartment & salon, featured in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” It was here that young Hemingway met, and began to disdain, the ex-pat American literary society.
Luxembourg Gardens–Park where Hemingway caught a pigeon to eat
Les Deux Magots–Cafe where older Hemingway hung out after WWII
Shakespeare & co (rue odeon)–Original site of Sylvia Beach’s bookstore, now gone. Beach published James Joyces Ulysses which made her ground zero for the Lost Generation literary movement. When they weren’t drunk (and sometimes when they were), ex-pat American writers such as Fitzgerald and Hemingway were often found here. Interestingly, the site also features a plaque to American pamphleteer Thomas Paine, who lived there after the French Revolution.
Shakespeare & Co. (Left Bank)–Across from Notre Dame, bookstore that took its name from the original. Home to backpackers and writer wanna-be’s, the store stamps as books as proof that pilgrims have made the last stop on their Hemingway journey.

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Ludicrous Latin: Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite.

Don’t applaud. Just throw money.

History Schmistory: June 13. The Peasants are Revolting.

1381: The Peasants Revolt begins in England. Wat Tyler leads a crowd of peasants who spend two glorious days killing the Archbishop of Canterbury and drinking in London. Then Wat Tyler was killed and the revolt ended. They got to keep their swag.

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History Schmistory, June 13: Act One For Adriana.

1655 – Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh became the 1st actress in Amsterdam theater. That diva was never late for dress rehearsal!

You're nailing the happy/sad bipolar thing.

 

History Schmistory: June 12. Baaaad Blood.

1667: The first successful blood transfusion: Jean-Baptiste Denys transfuses a fifteen year old boy with sheep’s blood.

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History Schmistory, June 12: An (Orange) Juicy Love Story.

1575 – William of Orange married Charlotte de Bourbon (a knock-out nun!). Things may not have worked out in his first two marriages, but I guess that’s why they say third time’s a charm!

His nickname is also William the Silent. Anyone know why?

 

 

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Hey MarcoNauts! Check out this exclusive interview Marco had with MANY time Jeopardy winner, Ken Jennings!

Ken-clips will be featured here all week!

History Schmistory: June 11. Hank 8 gets Hitched.

1509: Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon, wife number one. Guests who attend five subsequent weddings begin buying gifts in bulk at Costco.

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