Monthly Archives: September 2016

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

1603 was a transitional year for England. After 45 years on the throne, Elizabeth I had died, and since she had no heirs, her successor would be James VI of Scotland, (who became James I of England,) the son of … Continue reading

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Berlin Hosts the Olympic Games, and Hitler Gets a Surprise

The year was 1936. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind was published, and went on to sell 1.5 million copies that year; in Britain, Edward VIII gave up the throne so he could marry “the woman I love;” in Arizona, … Continue reading

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