Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Boots on the Ground

Portrait of Hugh A. Ball during his enlistment in the US Army as a WWI soldierA century ago today, American troops arrived in France for duty in the Great War.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trondhjem 1906

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Upcoming Summer Events

The Russian Summer Ball for 2017 is the 22nd annual ball in the series. It will take place on Saturday July 1st.

The Abbeville Institute has a tradition of an annual summer school. This upcoming summer the institute is holding a summer school on Southern identity. The summer school runs from July 9 through 14. It takes place on Seabrook Island, South Carolina. More information can be found here.

The Mises Institute also hosts its annual Mises University July 23 through 29.

We also have an event in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the annual FreedomFest by Dr. Mark Skousen. This year it takes place at Paris Las Vegas, a new location for the annual Las Vegas conference. It is scheduled to run July 19 through 22. This year is the 10th anniversary and the 11th FreedomFest.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Family Conflict

George V of the United Kingdom sweeping away the German titles held by his family. The picture was made after the King decided to abolish all German titles and rename his house from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.A century ago today, His Britannic Majesty George V changed the name of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the House of Windsor.

Mexican Regicide

150 years ago today, Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico was brutally murdered.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day

U.S. Flag Day Poster 1917A century ago today, the bête noire and the Persona Non Grata of this weblog gave a Flag Day address.

Passing of G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types – the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.Nine squared years ago today, G.K. Chesterton passed from this world.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Duke!

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is 96 today. Born Eight dozen years ago today a Prince of Greece and Denmark.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Badapest 1867

Medium Common Arms of Austria and Hungary150 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.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Deposal of a King

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gold Standard Departed

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

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wilhelm II Passing at 76

Huis Doorn, Doorn, Utrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands76 years ago today, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, passed away.