Viral Marco: A really cute kid speaks French!

History Schmistory, March 29: Beethoven Rolls Over!

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

Viral Marco: Euronerds rule!

More Paris travel tips from Euronerd, Steve Ricks!

History Schmistory, March 27: Diss in Venice

1309 – Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
Venice

VIRAL TEAM MARCO POLO. The Bells of Notre Dame: Horror Movie Version

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 24: I’ll be Bach

1721 – Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburg Concerts.

Happy Epiphany!

Here’s a peek at Marco Polo’s legendary interview with Befana herself!

History Schmistory: December 31st – Happy New Year!

1904, New York

The first new years eve party is held in Times Square. The first ball drop happened 3 years later.

Phier at en.wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Phier at en.wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

 

History Schmistory: December 30th – A match made in literary heaven

1816

Reknowned poet Percy Bysse Shelley (of Ozymandias fame) marries Mary Godwin. Mary will go on to write Frankenstein and arguably become the more famous of the pair… wonder what ole Percy made of that….

Richard Rothwell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Amelia Curran (1775-1847) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Percy Bysse Shelley By Amelia Curran (1775-1847) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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