Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stauffenberg Attempt at 70

Seven decades ago today, Count Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, failing miserably.

An interview with a grandson of his:


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Colonel-General de la Fayette

Ary Sheffer: Marquis de LafayetteNine quarters of a century ago today, the Marquis de la Fayette was selected Colonel-General of the National Guard of Paris.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Necker Dismissal

Jacques Necker225 years ago today, Jacques Necker was dismissed as Director-General of Finance of the Kingdom of France.

Burr and Hamilton

210 years ago today, American monarchist and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded in a duel.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

National Constituent Assembly of France

Jean-Louis Prieur/Pierre-Gabriel Berthault: Le serment de Jeu de Paume225 years ago today, the National Constituent Assembly was formed.

Cropredy Bridge at 370

Coat of arms37 decades ago today (June 29 in the Julian Calendar), the Battle of Cropredy Bridge was fought.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

War and the Economy

James Corbett debunks the myth that World War II brought an end to the Great Depression:




H/T: The Daily Paul