Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Taki Theodoracopulos over at Taki's Magazine:

When I was young and dumb, I flirted with republicanism, but then a very wise Greco-German proved to me that the worst King is better than the best president, at least in the highly politicized climate of the Olive Republic.

Parliament Attacked

John Roque's 1746 map, Palace of Westminster235 years ago today, the Continental Congress attacked parliamentary policy – not His Britannic Majesty.

"Focus" Maintained

Four years short of a century ago today, it is urged to “maintain focus” in spite of the Sarajevo killings.

I wonder if the word “focus” had reached any level of abuse to speak of at that time.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Washington's "Neutrality"

RMS Lusitania carried munitions across the pond95 years ago today, Austria-Hungary protested against shipment of munitions from those (“neutral”) United States of America to the British Isles.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Aurel Thomas Kolnai

Hugo Gerard Ströhl: Heraldische Zeichnung der Zarenkrone des Russischen Reiches37 years ago today, Aurel Kolnai passed away.

The Treaty of Versailles

Germany after VersaillesSeven Roughrider's dozen years ago today, on the 5th anniversary of the the shots in Sarajevo, the Versailles Treaty was signed.

The Shots in the Balkans

The Latin Bridge in SarajevoAn Olympiad short of a century ago today, the assasination in Sarajevo took place.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wilson Troops in Europe

American 'Doughboy' receives decoration from King George VFour score and a long dozen years ago today, American troops arrived in France for duty in the Great War.

Johan Sverdrup

Ludwik Szacinski: Johan Sverdrup126 years ago today, the first Norwegian parliamentary Cabinet took office with Johan Sverdrup under King Oscar II.

Friday, June 25, 2010

George Orwell

Happy 1984A century and seven years ago today, Eric Arthur Blair was born.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Battle of Naseby

The Battle of Naseby365 years ago today (June 14 in the Julian Calendar), the Battle of Naseby was fought.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Flight to Varennes

Jean Duplessis-Bertaux: Retour de Varennes219 years ago today, the Flight to Varennes commenced.

German Resignation

Mass demonstration in BerlinSeven baker's dozen years ago today, the republican Cabinet of Germany resigned over the Versailles Treaty.

At the Tennis Court

Salle des États221 years ago today, the Tennis Court Oath was taken.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Petition of Right

The Petition of Right382 years ago today (June 7 in the Julian Calendar), Charles I gave Royal Assent to the Petition of Right.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Final Act of Congress

Jan Losenicky: The Congress of ViennaFive years short of two centuries ago today, the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna was signed.

Secretary Bryan Resigns

William Jennings Bryan5 years short of a century ago today, William Jennings Bryan, United States Secretary of State, resigned due to opposition against the President's fierce tone against Imperial Germany.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Battle of Trois-Rivières

Map of the lower Richelieu River valley and the Saint Lawrence River valley between Montreal and Trois-RivièresEighteen baker's dozen years ago today, the Battle of Trois-Rivières ended in decisive victory for the King's men.

George Wyndham

George WyndhamThree years short of a century ago today, George Wyndham, the leader of the die-hard opponents in the House of Commons of the Parliament Bill that became Parliament Act 1911, passed away.

Austro-Hungarian Coronation

Medium Common Arms of Austria and Hungary143 years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, established through a compromise, was crowned with the coronation of Their Imperial and Royal Majesties Emperor-King Franz Josef I and Empress-Queen Elisabeth as King and Queen of Hungary.

Oak Apple Day

Lieve Pieterszoon Verschuier: The Arrival of King Charles II of England in Rotterdam, May 24, 1660350 years ago today (May 29 in the Julian Calendar), Charles II entered London and Oak Apple Day was proclaimed for the celebration of the event.

Monday, June 7, 2010

President Beneš Resigns

President Edvard BenešFive dozen and two years ago today, President Edvard Beneš of Czechoslovakia resigned – “rather than sign a new constitution that would make his nation into a communist state.” However, he had no problem preferring the Nazi flag flying in Prague over Otto in the Hofburg.

Parliament Rejects King

The Swedish-Norwegian Royal FamilyFive score and five years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway unilaterally moved to depose King Oscar II.

In Norwegian calendars, this day is erroneously listed as the day of dissolution of the Swedish-Norwegian union.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Infamous Day

An Ironic Tribute: FDR77 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took those United States off the gold standard.

Sir Robert Filmer

Sir Robert Filmer: PatriarchaThree years short of three dozen decades ago today (May 26 in the Julian Calendar), Sir Robert Filmer passed away.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wilhelm II Passing

His Imperial Majesty Wilhelm IIA year short of seven decades ago today, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, passed away.

The Treaty of Trianon

Signing the Treaty of Trianon90 years ago today, the Treaty of Trianon was signed.

The English Restoration

Charles IISeven half-centuries ago today (May 25 in the Julian Calendar), Charles II returned to England.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Festa della Repubblica

His Majesty King Umberto II of Italy64 years ago today, the people of Italy revolted against their King, and the Republic of Italy today marks the Festa della Repubblica.

Long live the King!

"Civil War" Ended

Stone MountainSeven score and five years ago today, the American "Civil War" ended.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Glorious First...

Henry Singleton: Admiral Howe216 years ago today, the Royal Navy fought the revolutionary republic in the battle known as the Glorious First of June.