History Schmistory, July 13: Cookin’ Up A Resolution.

1772 – Captain James Cook began his 2nd voyage, this time to the South Seas. He commanded a ship called the Resolution & although was able to retire after this voyage, couldn’t resolve his need for adventure.

This cook is not burnt out yet!

History Schmistory, July 9: Hear Yee, Hear Yee! Yo, LISTEN UP!

1776 – Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington’s troops in New York. I am sure some must have wondered why they were still following the leader after they were told they were free.  After all, they now had the unalienable right to life which war could take away.

Washington and Lafayette look over the troops at Valley Forge. [public domain]

Washington and Lafayette look over the troops at Valley Forge. [public domain]

History Schmistory, July 8: Bonjour, Paris!

951 – Paris was founded. At the time, it was occupied by the Germanic Franks. Thankfully they came up with an awesome name for the city — it could have been a bratwurst.

Paris sure used to occur a lot of Germs!

Paris sure used to occur a lot of Germs!

Earth is cool.

View of earth from the international space station. Lights, storms, atmosphere.  Amazing.

History Schmistory, July 2: Baffled By Baffin!

1578 – Martin Frobisher sighted Baffin Island. This is super great, however, it is the 5th largest island in the world & would slightly hard to miss!

Where’s Baffin? I can’t seem to find it. It should be called Waldo Island.

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