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: April 30. Richard captures Edward V

Richard, Duke of Gloucester takes poor 12 year old Edward V to the Tower of London before he has the chance to be crowned King of England. Edward and his brother are never heard from again, and become the source of many legends. How bad do things get in the Tower of London? Check it out:

Ludicrous Latin: Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!

Let’s all wear mood rings!

Ludicrous Latin: Nullo modo, vir!

No way, man!

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