History Schmistory: June 8. Crown me, please!

1867: Emperer Francis I of Austria is crowned King of Hungary following the ‘Ausgleich’. Looks like he already had quite a crown on his head. Did NOT do well on Match.com.

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History Schmistory: June 7. Vatican State created.

1929: The Lateran Treaty creates an independent Vatican City State Vatican University immediately declares Vatican State their rival.

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Ludicrous Latin: Fac me cocleario vomere

Gag me with a spoon!

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History Schmistory: June 6. Marcus gets crass!

53 BCE: The Battle of Carrhae; Roman general Marcus Crassus and his army is destroyed by Parthians. Even worse, Parthians make fun of the name “Marcus.”

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History Schmistory: May 27. King John Crowned.

1199. King John of England, who would go on to sign the Magna Carta, is crowned. During the ceremony, a heckler yelled “OK, you got your crown, now how about some rights?”

History Schmistory: May 26. Napolean gets crowned. Again.

1805: Napoleon is crowns himself King of Italy. Oh, aren’t you the big man, Napolean?

History Schmistory: May 25. Another one Bede’s the Dust

735: The Venerable Bede kicks the venerable bucket. A monk, scholar, teacher, and Doctor of the Church, Bede (also spelled Baeda or Beda) was the first English historian and is most well known for his extensive Ecclesiastical History of England, which would later serve as a major source for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. His work had a significant influence on English and European scholarship.

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Of a Renaissance patron of the arts.

Ludicrous Latin: Noli habere bovis, vir.

Don’t have a cow, man!

History Schmistory: May 24. You say you want a revolution!

1543: Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer who first posited that the earth revolves around the sun, goes to the great constellation in the sky, aged 70.
He was a mathematician, astronomer, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classical scholar, translator, artist, Catholic cleric, jurist, governor, military leader, diplomat and economist. His Linkedin account only listed the first five.

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