History Schmistory: May 27. King John Crowned.

1199. King John of England, who would go on to sign the Magna Carta, is crowned. During the ceremony, a heckler yelled “OK, you got your crown, now how about some rights?”

History Schmistory, May 24: Yo, Crusades!

1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.

Ludicrous Latin: Noster populus facit discrepantiam!

Our people make the difference!

History Schmistory: May 21 Otto-matic

993: Holy Roman Emperor Otto III is crowned.

History Schmistory: May 20. A Bunch of Nicea Guys.

325: The Council of Nicea begins. Constantine opens it with a joke, ends it with a Creed.

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.

History Schmistory: May 20. Lorenzo not-so-Magnifico dies.

May 20, 1503. The OTHER Lorenzo dies, cousin of the Lorenzo Magnifico. This one is Lorenzo not so Magnifico.

source: wikipedia

History Schmistory: May 19. Irreconcilable Differences

1536: Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII of England, is executed for treason and incest, along with her brother and alleged lover Lord Rochford.

History Schmistory: May 17. Don’t Let the Door Hit You On the Way Out!

1527: The Medici family are expelled from Florence. They came back after a few years, for the gelato.

History Schmistory, May 15: Mary Queen of Scots

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell. Later, according to Monty Python, she dies:

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