History Schmistory: July 2nd – Hey…whose that guy on the train?

July 2nd – 1901, Montana – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train! They get away with $40,000!

Robert Redford as The Sundance Kid and Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy from the hit 1969 film

 

 

History Schmistory: July 1st – William conquers!

July 1st 1690, Ireland – The Battle of the Boyne between the deposed British King James the II and the guy that took his crown, William III. This was the decisive battle in a long protracted struggle between the Catholic James and Protestant William, in the period know as the Glorious Revolution….and another example of how Williams are often destined to rule!

'Oh yeah, I got this in the bag!"  By Robert Payne (Prince William) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

‘Oh yeah, I got this in the bag!”
By Robert Payne (Prince William) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Parks of France

Check out the top ten national parks in France!

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Do you drone on about castles in Europe?

Well, here’s the video for you!

 

Cheap travel in Europe!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cheap-cities-to-live-abroad_us_57713a7ae4b017b379f67adc

Get Small!

Love traveling to tiny countries? You’ll dig this!

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History Schmistory: May 22. Not so Constant-ine

337: Emperor Constantine the Great dies, age 65, after a reign of 30+ years. After converting Rome to Chrisitanity, and founding a second empire at Constantinople, he dies before being able to collect Social Security.

The Making of Lorenzo

This music video for Team Marco Polo involved creating a fake concert stage with colored lights, animating a still image to create theatrical fog, keying green-screen footage and compositing several shots together to create the illusion of a one-man clone band!

Viral Marco: A really cute kid speaks French!

History Schmistory, March 29: Beethoven Rolls Over!

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

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