Wednesday, March 30, 2016
1533 – Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, which leads to the creation of the Anglican church, lots of bloody history over the next hundred years, and several good Shakespeare plays.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
1199 – Richard I (Lionheart) is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Richard was kidnapped in Austria on his way back from the Crusades, held in Castle Durnstein, and was exchanged for a “King’s Ransom” raised by his resourceful and intrepid mother, Eleanor of Acquitaine.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
1606: London, England. The infamous Guy Fawkes is executed for his attempt to blow up parliament and King James I in ‘The Gunpowder Plot.’
Fun fact: The Brit’s mark the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot annually on November 5th with fireworks and bonfires…who say’s you can’t turn an assassination attempt into a party?!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
January 30, 1933. Lone Ranger radio show debuts!
Friday, January 29, 2016
What do Kansas, Mercedes Benz, Edgar Allan Poe and mad King George III all have in common? January 29th, silly!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
1754: The first use of the word “serendipity” in the English language is noted in a letter from Horace Walpole to Horace Mann. A letter between Horaces! Walpole said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of”. Mann convinced Walpole to truncate the fledgling term from the original; “Serendipity-doo-dah.”