History Schmistory, March 30: Hank wants a new toy!

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.
Hank

History Schmistory, March 29: Beethoven Rolls Over!

1795 – Beethoven (age 24) debuts as pianist in Vienna.

History Schmistory, March 28: Mona Winks!

1794 – The Louvre Museum in Paris opens to the public.
Leonardo Da Viinci's Masterpiece.  Not.

History Schmistory, March 26: What do you think of our government, baby?

1871 – Paris Commune, often said to be the first example of working people taking power, is founded.The commune ended after just two months. Great veggie meals and ultimate frisbee, but, unfortunately, no one wanted to do the dishes or clean the bathrooms.

History Schmistory, March 25: A lotta good that King’s Ransom did us.

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.

New Year’s Day in History: History Schmistory

What happened on New Year’s Day in History? With jokes.

History Schmistory: December 25 in History

Ever wondered what happened in history on Christmas Day. Here are some of the biggies, with jokes.

History Schmistory: December 21. Collect Them All!

1937: Walt Disney introduces the world to it’s first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While sharing the movie with the world, he still refuses to share his toys.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Walt_Disney_Snow_white_1937_trailer_screenshot_(13).jpg, [public domain]

History Schmistory: December 20. It’s a Challenging Afterlife.

1946: The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City, and good ol’ Clarence finally gets his wings

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/It's_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/It’s_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg [public domain]

History Schmistory: December 18. The Dynasty Formerly Known As…

1271: Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty. He later renames his new visitor Marco Polo “Pompous Infectious,” But of course there’s no record of that either!

Ladies and gentlemen... The Emperor! [public domain]

Ladies and gentlemen… The Emperor!
[public domain]

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