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.

Mencken 136

Painting of H.L. MenckenA century and three dozen years ago today, H.L. Mencken was born.

In November, the H.L. Mencken Club hosts its 2016 conference – November 4 through 5.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Nisbet Passing

Brad Lowell Stone: Robert NisbetA score years ago today, Robert Alexander Nisbet passed away.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Brazilian Independence

194 years ago today, the future Emperor Dom Pedro I proclaimed the independence of Brazil.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Writes Dr. Paul E. Gottfried over at the American Thinker:

I won’t hide my own belief that there is a growing incompatibility between an increasingly expanding suffrage and the preservation of an established (in the traditional nineteenth-century sense) liberal constitutional order. A point has now been reached in which the government exists less and less to protect property, religious liberty, and an independent civil society. The state operates more and more to satisfy the appetites and internecine grievances of a mass electorate.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Prague 1866

150 years ago today, the Treaty of Prague was signed.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Austrian Diamond Emperor at 186

14 years short of two centuries ago today, Archduke Franz Josef was born.

Gott erhalte und beschütze den Kaiser!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Grimmelshausen Demise

Grimmelshausen34 decades ago today, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen passed from this world. A poignant quote:

Es ist kein Schwert, das schärffer schiert,
Als wenn ein Baur zum Herren wird.
which translates into:
There is no sword that cuts sharper
than if/when a peasant becomes master.

Future Emperor Born

129 years ago today, Archduke Charles of Austria – later Emperor-King – was born.

Gott erhalte und beschütze den Kaiser!