Friday, May 24, 2013
1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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.
Friday, May 17, 2013
1527: The Medici family are expelled from Florence. They came back after a few years, for the gelato.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
1804. President Thomas Jefferson suggests that Lewis and Clark take a hike, so they do–across the US to the Pacific Ocean.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
1343. Edward, Son of Edward III, called “The Black Prince,” and born at the royal palace of Woodstock, becomes Prince of Wales. By the way, he wasn’t really black. That was a joke : D
Saturday, May 11, 2013
330: Constantinople is founded on the site of an existing Greek city called Byzantium. Takes weeks for letterhead and business cards to be changed.
Friday, May 10, 2013
1307: The Battle of Loudoun Hill: Robert the Bruce is victorious over English forces. Robin the Bruce Wayne was nowhere to be found.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
1502: Christopher Columbus leaves on his final voyage to America. Naturally, he still thinks its India. Marco Polo clenches fists, grits teeth, and mutters “Columbus!” like Seinfeld saying “Newman!”