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

Happy Epiphany!

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

ALL NEW History Schmistory: January 3. Revolt!

January 3, 1932. Banana Revolt in Honduras!

Krampus Edition is Here!

OK, Santa Dancers, the moment has arrived! Go to iTunes and grab the new Santa Dance: Krampus Edition and crank it to 11ish!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gejNNDhWRuU]

The Christmas Elves of Scotland

In Scotland, during Christmas, roving bands of elves are warded off by defensive walls of fire. AWESOME!

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Did you put your shoes out? Now that’s change you can believe in!

Did you hug a vet today?

…well hop to it!

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Veterans_day.jpg

Did you remember?

Take those skeletons back out of the closet… literally!¬†You still have time to observe Mexico’s Day of the Dead. And you thought Halloween was over!

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Catrinas_2.jpg

HALLOWEEN HIKE OF HORROR!

Marco Polo takes a walk in the woods. What could go wrong?

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