Sunday, October 16, 2016

Queen Slain

223 years ago today, Queen Marie Antoinette was brutally murdered.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Quote of the Month (September)

Says Mr. James Breakwell:

Wife: So what did you decide after the debates?

Me: That democracy doesn't work.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poll Results: What Is Brexit?

a blessing
The results for the poll asking “[w]hat is Brexit,” ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 21.
  • a blessing: 17 (80%)
  • a double-edged sword: 3 (14%)
  • couldn't care less: 1 (4%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Portuguese Interregnum

106 years ago today, the interregnal government of Portugal commenced.

Viva o Rei!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

French Rebel Support

Landing of a French auxiliary army in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11, 1780, under the command of Comte de RochambeauTwo dozen decades ago today, the rebels in America learned of increased French support.

French Legislative Assembly

Claude Nicolas Malapeau: Closing of the Jacobin Club, during the night of 27-28 July 1794, or 9-10 Thermidor, year 2 of the RepublicEleven score and five years ago today, the French Legislative Assembly convened.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Assembly Dissolution

'Le serment de Jeu de Paume (1789)225 years ago today, the National Constituent Assembly was dissolved.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Melville Passing

Herman Melville125 years ago today, Herman Melville passed on.

In Mardi: And A Voyage Thither he wrote:

Better be secure under one king, than exposed to violence from twenty millions of monarchs, though oneself be one of them.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Negotiators Election

Anton Hohenstein: Benjamin Franklin's reception at the court of France, 1778A dozen score years ago today, the Continental Congress elected a delegation to secure a formal alliance with the Kingdom of France – after instructions having being prepared two days prior.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oscar II Accedes

A dozen squared years ago today, King Oscar II ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Governor Løvenskiold

Eight score years ago today, Severin Løvenskiold passed away.

Løvenskiold was governor of Norway until his demise in 1856. He was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention at Eidsvold in 1814, said to be the most reactionary representative, even supposedly rejecting the principle of popular sovereignty.

Monday, September 12, 2016

333 Years Ago

Franz Geffels: Entsatzschlacht von Wien 1683333 years ago today, the Turks were rejected at Vienna in the Battle of Vienna.