Thursday, June 30, 2016

Quote of the Month

Over at the Mail on Sunday, Mr. Peter Jonathan Hitchens writes:

Election after Election, those who merely wanted to live their lives much as they had always lived them, and were baffled and pained by the unending changes imposed on them, had nowhere to turn.

The parties they thought of as their own were in fact in an alliance against them. Blair became Cameron and Cameron became Blair, and after a while it was impossible to tell which was which.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sarajevo and Versailles

A century and two years ago today, the assasination in Sarajevo took place.

Three years short of a century ago today, the Versailles Treaty was signed.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Schönbrunn Summer Night Concert of 2016

Annual concert performed this year Thursday May 26:

More info on the concert can be found here.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Motion Carried!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Norwegian Coronation at 110

110 years ago today, King Haakon VII and Queen Maud were crowned in Trondhjem.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fleeing to Varennes

Jean Duplessis-Bertaux: Retour de Varennes225 years ago today, the Flight to Varennes commenced.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

G.K. Chesterton Passing

Eighty years ago today, G.K. Chesterton passed on.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Committee of Five at 240

The Committee of Five
A dozen score years ago today, the Continental Congress appointed the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Dozen Score Years Ago

Map of the lower Richelieu River valley and the Saint Lawrence River valley between Montreal and Trois-Rivières240 years ago today, the Battle of Trois-Rivières ended in decisive victory for the King's men.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A King Deposal

Coat of Arms of King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway
111 years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway moved to depose the King – Oscar II.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kaiser Wilhelm II Passing

Three quarters of a century ago today, Wilhelm II passed on.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Italian King Deposed

70 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!