Thursday, September 30, 2010

Damascus Abandoned

The historical palace of Saladin92 years ago today, Ottoman forces abandoned Damascus.

Assembly Dissolved

'Le serment de Jeu de Paume (1789)219 years ago today, the National Constituent Assembly was dissolved.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Battle of Yorktown

S. G. Goodrich: Plan of the Battle of YorktownA year short of 23 decades ago today, the Battle of Yorktown commenced.

Austrians for Central Bank Governor

There are at least two Austrian school candidates for the single post of Central Bank Governor and Executive Chairman of the Norwegian Central Bank, which is vacant as of January 1, 2011.

Mr. Thomas Kenworthy and yours truly have separately applied for the position.

Mr. Kenworthy has applied with platform of openness about the current system and limiting the harm of the existing system, whereas yours truly has applied with a platform of considerable change in an Austrian school direction.

Elsewhere: Farmann, Mises Community

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet383 years ago today, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet was born. He was an ardent monarchist.

The Mad Monarchist has more.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bulgarian Withdrawal

Ferdinand I, Tsar of BulgariaFour score and a dozen years ago today, the Kingdom of Bulgaria sought a ceasefire with the Allied Powers.

SCOTUS Founded

Ben Franske: Front of Old City Hall Supreme Court building in Philadelphia, PAEleven score and a year ago today, the SCOTUS saw the light of day.

American Negotiations with France

V. Zveg: Depiction of the Second Battle of the Virginia Capes234 years ago today, the Continental Congress prepared instructions for negotiations with the Kingdom of France.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Christopher Bruun

Chris Nyborg: Tomb of Christopher Arnt Bruun at Vår Frelsers gravlund, Oslo29 years short of two centuries ago today, Christopher Bruun was born.

Christopher Bruun had a pamphlet made in 1905 in opposition the revolutionary acts in the Kingdom of Norway. The pamphlet had to be published in Copenhagen, as no publisher in Norway would touch it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

France Declared Republic

Two years short of eleven score years ago today, the First French Republic was proclaimed.

Vive le Roi de la France!

Accession of Olav V

Per Bratland: King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav looking for shelter in the area of Molde during a German bombing in town in April 194053 years ago today, Crown Prince Olav of Norway, born Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark, ascended to the ancient throne of St. Olav as King Olav V, upon the demise of his father, King Haakon VII.

The Pope and the Central Powers

Carl Baer: Peace Eugenio Pacelli, nuncio in Bavaria Pacelli visits a group of bishops93 years ago today, the Central Powers responded to the peace initiative of Pope Benedict XV.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Greenspan, Schiff, etc. on Gold and More

Oscar II Accession

Gösta Florman: His Majesty King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway138 years ago today, King Oscar II ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

Universal Education

The Western Confucian reflects on universal education.

Toulon Sieged

Boussod & Valadon: Gravure du Siège de Toulon217 years ago today, the Siege of Toulon commenced.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Western Front Trenches

Agence Rol: French soldiers in Argonne trenchesEight dozen years ago today, the first trenches were dug at the Western Front.

Savannah Siege

Jean-Pierre-Victor Huguenin: Charles Hector, comte d'Estaing231 years ago today, as a precursor to the Siege of Savannah, General Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, Comte d'Estaing captured some British ships.

Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

Baron Roman von Ungern-SternbergEleven years short of a century ago today, Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was executed.

The Mad Monarchist has several posts on the baron. The Western Confucian has also written on him.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Russian Republic Declared

Four score and a long measure years ago today, Russia was declared a republic.

Christian Magnus Falsen

Christian Magnus FalsenEleven score and eight years ago, Christian Magnus Falsen was born. Falsen was one of the leading men at Eidsvold. He was a proponent of aristocratic and monarchical power.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


H.L. MenckenA baker's dozen decades ago today, H.L. Mencken was born.

A quote:

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule -- and both commonly succeed, and are right.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

At the Gates of Vienna

Józef Brandt: Battle of Vienna327 years ago today, the Battle of Vienna commenced.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Guillotine

Francisco de Goya y Luciente: The French Penalty33 years ago today, the French Fifth Republic performed execution by the guillotine for the last time.

When will we see the retirment of the legacy of the French Revolution as well? Or did they really think we would let ourselves be fooled to think that this was it?

In Geneva and outside Paris

The assassination of Empress-Queen ElisabethA century and a dozen years ago today, Empress-Queen Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary was brutally murdered.

On the 21st anniversary of this assassination, seven long dozen years ago today, the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was signed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Konstantin Dumba

Konstantin DumbaFour years short of a century ago today, the United States Secretary of State Robert Lansing demanded Austro-Hungarian Ambassador Konstantin Dumba recalled.

Robert Nisbet

Brad Lowell Stone: Robert Nisbet: Communitarian Traditionalist
Fourteen years ago today, Robert Alexander Nisbet passed on.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A.J.P. Taylor

A.J.P. TaylorTwo decades ago today, historian A.J.P. Taylor passed away.

A.J.P. Taylor wrote:

Until August 1914 a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond the post office and the policeman. He could live where he liked and as he liked. He had no official number or identity card. He could travel abroad or leave his country for ever without a passport or any sort of official permission. He could exchange his money for any other currency without restriction or limit. He could buy goods from any country in the world on the same terms as he bought goods at home. For that matter, a foreigner could spend his life in this country without permit and without informing the police. Unlike the countries of the European continent, the state did not require its citizens to perform military service. An Englishman could enlist, if he chose, in the regular army, the navy, or the territorials. He could also ignore, if he chose, the demands of national defence. Substantial householders were occasionally called on for jury service. Otherwise, only those helped the state who wished to do so. The Englishman paid taxes on a modest scale: nearly £200 million in 1913-14, or rather less than 8 per cent. of the national income. The state intervened to prevent the citizen from eating adulterated food or contracting certain infectious diseases. It imposed safety rules in factories, and prevented women, and adult males in some industries, from working excessive hours. The state saw to it that children received education up to the age of 13. Since 1 January 1909, it provided a meagre pension for the needy over the age of 70. Since 1911, it helped to insure certain classes of workers against sickness and unemployment. This tendency towards more state action was increasing. Expenditure on the social services had roughly doubled since the Liberals took office in 1905. Still, broadly speaking, the state acted only to help those who could not help themselves. It left the adult citizen alone.
And further:
He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.

Brazil Independent

A dozen years short of two centuries ago today, the future Emperor Dom Pedro I proclaimed the independence of Brazil.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Situation in Nepal

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Paras of NepalCrown Prince Paras of Nepal has recently made statements on the monarchy. So reports.

Quote of the Month (August)

Writes the Mad Monarchist:

Revolutions all over the world claimed to be fighting for “freedom” – well freedom is not something they can deliver. Real freedom comes from independence and that is what these revolutionaries have robbed us of.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Treaty of Paris Signed

Commemorative plaque of the Treaty of ParisEleven score and seven years ago today, the Treaty of Paris was signed, recognizing each single of those 13 United States of America.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Roth Born

Joseph RothFour years short of a dozen decades ago today, Joseph Roth was born.

Tolkien Passing

The tomb of J.R.R. Tolkien37 years ago today, J.R.R. Tolkien passed from this world.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Olive Branch Denied

Duray Tibor: Olive branch235 years ago today, His Britannic Majesty refused the Olive Branch Petition.