Monday, January 31, 2011

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. William Dove over at the International Business Times:

While it is obviously quite true that Her Majesty the Queen did not arrive at her current station via a squalid and dishonest election campaign culminating in an unpopularity contest, these are not good reasons for abolishing or reforming the post she now holds.

Christian Magnus Falsen

Christian Magnus FalsenNine score and a year ago today, Christian Magnus Falsen passed on from this world.

Update: his date of birth is January 13, not 31.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


H.L. Mencken: Notes on Democracy55 years ago today, H.L. Mencken passed away.

Over at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Jeff Riggenbach paid tribute to H.L. Mencken at last year's 130th anniversary of the sage's birth.

George III Passing

191 years ago today, George III of the United Kingdom passed on.

Previously elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist: Monarch Profile: King George III, The Late Dr. John Attarian ( Hurrah for King George!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Strikers in Germany

93 years ago today, German workers prepared to strike.


A quarter of a millennium and five years ago today, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

Kaiser Wilhelm 152

152 years ago today, then future Kaiser Wilhelm II was born.

Previously elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist: Monarch Profile: Kaiser Wilhelm II, William S. Lind ( My Master's Voice

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ukraine Independent

Galicia et al93 years ago today, Ukraine declared independence.

Indian Republic

British Raj Red EnsignSixty-one years ago today, the Republic of India was proclaimed, replacing the Dominion of India.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Colonial Constitution Established

Matthew Trump: Site of Fort Saybrooke (Connecticut Colony) near the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook31 dozen years ago today (Jan 14 in the Julian Calendar), the first American colonial constitution, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, was adopted.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The 1905 Revolution

Bloody Sunday 1905106 years ago today, Bloody Sunday took place in St. Petersburg.

Counterrevolutionary Baron Born

125 years ago today, Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was born.

Previously elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist: Was the Baron so Bad?, The Western Confucian: Mongolia's Austrian White Russian Khan

Friday, January 21, 2011

Eric Arthur Blair

61 years ago today, Eric Arthur Blair, aka George Orwell, passed from this world.

Prince of Norway Born

Ex libris of Oscar II of Sweden and NorwayFourteen baker's dozen years ago today, Prince Oscar Frederik of Sweden and Norway was born to Crown Prince Oscar and Crown Princess Josephine.

The King's Constitutional Oath

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the constitutional oath of King Harald V – made four days after his accession. Trond Norén Isaksen has more – included related history.

Louis XVI Murdered

218 years ago today, King Louis XVI of France was brutally murdered at Place de Louis XV.

Update: Elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist, Et Lux in Tenebris Lucet!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

War and Versailles

British Air Section at the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919Four score and a dozen years ago today, the Versailles Peace Conference commenced in France, four dozen years on the day after the German Empire was proclaimed.

Royal Governor Taken

Savannah, Georgia235 years ago today, the Royal Governor of Georgia was arrested.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Overthrow on Pacific Islands

The Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawai'i

Two years short of a dozen decades ago today, the Hawai'ian monarchy was overthrown.

Elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist

Accession Day Norway

Two decades ago today, His Majesty King Olav V, whose subject yours truly was born, passed from this world.

We lit candles on Palace Square, whilst His Late Majesty lied in state at the palace.

A candle lit Palace Square in Oslo in memory of His Late Majesty King Olav V

On that very same day, His Majesty King Harald V ascended the throne and assumed the government. Four days later, the constitutional oath was delivered:

Last year The Mad Monarchist celebrated the accession.

Update: Elsewhere: Trond Norén Isaksen, The Royal Forums, Views and News from Norway

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gold Going Up

Dave Hinz: 5 Krugerrands on a buckskin pouch on an oak table31 years ago today, gold soared.

Rebels Ratified Treaty

commemorative plaque of the Treaty of Paris227 years ago today, the Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meeting of "Big Four"

Pierre Patel: Le Château de Versailles en 1668Four score and a dozen years ago today, the big leaders of the Entente met in Paris.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Published "Common Sense"

Auguste Millière: Thomas PaineFive years short of a dozen score years ago, Thomas Paine published Common Sense.

Poll Results: What Will Be the Result of the American "Mid-Term" Elections?

Tea Party Protest, Washington D.C. September 12, 2009The results for the poll, asking what will be the result of the American "mid-term" elections, ending at midnight between 2010 and 2011, are as follows:

Total votes: 49.

  • "Tea Party" candidates will win, but they will be assimilated, with few exceptions: 23 (46%)
  • None of the above [last option], and we will once more see how democracy proves itself inadequate: 14 (28%)
  • Official regime politicos will remain in charge: 7 (14%)
  • "Tea Party" candidates will win, but they will be assimilated, with no exceptions: 4 (8%)
  • None of the above [next to last option], and everything will be fine: 1 (2%)
  • The country will be "taken back" by "Tea Party" candidates: 0 (0%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

More on Liu Xiaobo

Over at the American Conservative, Daniel Larison ponders Liu Xiaobo's hard wilsonianism.

H/T: The Western Confucian

The Non Grata's Fourteen Points

The Fourteen PointsFour score and a long dozen years ago today, the bête noire of this weblog issued hisFourteen Points.”

Friday, January 7, 2011

Electoral College Commenced

Charles Willson Peale: Colonel George Washington222 years ago today, the landed gentry of those United States voted for electors to the Electoral College.

Bolsheviks in Constantinople

B.C. Tørrissen: Topkapı PalaceEight dozen years ago today, a Bolshevik envoy approached the Imperial German representative in Constantinople.

Photo is by a once schoolmate of mine.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bust of Nicholas II

A bust of Nicholas II in the Russian town on ShushenskoyeA new bust of Nicholas II now stands in the same spot where a statue of Lenin stood in the town of Shushenskoye. So Royal Russia reports.

H/T: Royal World

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

T.S. Eliot Passing

T.S. Eliot plaqueTwo years short of four dozen years ago today, T.S. Eliot passed on.

Revolutionary French Colors Hailed

Jonathan Dayton, 4th Speaker of the United States House of RepresentativesTwo centuries and fifteen years ago today, the United States House of Representatives hailed the French Republic.

Monday, January 3, 2011

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. TolkienA year short of a dozen decades ago today, J.R.R. Tolkien was born.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Revolution on Cuba

Humberto Fontova: Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite TyrantA deck of cards years ago today, the Cuban Revolution led to regime change.

Please do feel free to check out Mr. Humberto Fontova's LRC archive.

Chinese Republic

Dr. Sun Yat-senA year short of a century ago today, the Republic of China was established, with Dr. Sun Yat-sen as first President.

Happy New Year!

As we enter a new decade, I wish all readers and occasional bypassers a Happy New Year.

Enjoy from Kaiserstadt Wien:

Royal Passings in 2010

The Mad Monarchist remembers royals passed in 2010.