Featured Video: Louis XVI Takes a Selfie

MarcoNaut, Matt, telling us about his experience at Versailles!


History Schmistory: June 21. Gorillas in the Fog.

1876: The first Gorilla arrives on British soil. Sings a few verses of “Rule, Britannia!”



'Happy to be here?' 'Gorilla' by Matthias Appel," CC BY

‘Happy to be here?’
‘Gorilla’ by Matthias Appel,” CC BY

History Schmistory, June 21: Sun, You’re In Trouble!

1633 – Galileo Galilei was forced by Inquisition to “abjure, curse, & detest” his Copernican heliocentric views (the view that the  planets revolve around the sun). I guess some people couldn’t handle the thought of not being in the spot light! However, Galileo can now relax & galiLAY out to enjoy the sun, which we now know, is the real star of the show!

Look who gets to say “I told you so!”

Ludicrous Latin: Sic faciunt omnes

Everyone is doing it.


Ludicrous Latin: Neutiquam erro

I am not lost.


History Schmistory: June 20. Hide the Sausage.

1866 – Italy declares war on Austria. Austro-Prussian War begins. Many skip breakfast.

IMAGE: www.historicalnews.com

History Schmistory, June 20: Holy Toledo!

1212 – French & Spanish crusaders united against the Almohaden at Toledo–the city which now happens to be very famous for its swords. Most of the people that live there now must be pretty sharp!

'Toledo' by MartinPutz , CC BY-SA  3.0https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Toledo_Puerta_Bisagra_1.jpg/1920px-Toledo_Puerta_Bisagra_1.jpg

‘Toledo’ by MartinPutz , CC BY-SA

History Schmistory: June 19. Let’s Conquer These Turkeys!

1097: Europeans capture Antioch. Crusaders enroll at University.

IMAGE: www.armenian-history.com

History Schmistory, June 19: Louis Can Really Deliver!

1464 – French King Louis XI formed The Postal Service aka Poste Royale. And yes, we are talking about the actual delivery system of mail, not the totally awesome alternative/rock band!

History Schmistory: June 18. Nice Treaty!

1538: Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I. Pillow fight ensues.

IMAGE: www.blogspot.com

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