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!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Nationaltag in Liechtenstein

Happy National Day!

Hoch leb' der Fürst vom Land!

Monday, August 8, 2016

An Ancient Confederation

Map of the old Swiss Confederation725 years ago today, Confoederatio Helvetica was founded.

The date may be uncertain, but the official date is August 1, and adjusted for changed calendar that makes August 8.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Over at his website, Dr. Gary North writes:

Adams had a serious marketing problem. He had to persuade people that reduced taxes and lower tea prices were a threat to liberty. This was a hard sell. But Adams was up to it. He ignored the obvious: low taxes and low prices are a good thing. Instead, he warned readers that Parliament could close every port. He also skipped over the reason why the Parliament closed the port: protesters had thrown private property into the water. In today's money, this was over a million dollars' worth of tea.


The Lion of Lans at 107

107 years ago today, Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn was born.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Francis Joseph 186 Next Month

As an annual event, Bad Ischl celebrates Austria's Diamond Emperor, His Late Imperial and Royal Majesty Franz Josef I, around his birthday. This year, the centennial year of his passing, is his 186th, which is two days short of three weeks from now – August 18. The festival takes place August 14 thru 19. More details can be found here.