Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March 29th thru April 4th

What Happened This Week in History...
March 29, 1848- Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.
... Wonder if this is where rapper Vanilla Ice got his inspiration?
March 30, 1533- Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
... Old Henry was married 6 times, but only had 4 children.
Wonder if something was up or should I say couldn't get up in the bedroom?
March 31, 1987- Prince's "Sign O' The Times" LP was released in the United States
... Talk about signs of the times?  Anyone remember record stores?
April 1, 1748- Ruins of Pompeii was found
... Interested in fictional stories about Pompeii?  I hear that A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii* is an excellent book and that's NO April Fools!
April 2, 1902- The first motion picture theater opens in Los Angeles, California.
...Years later, Peewee Herman was found making his own "motions" in a theatre.

April 3, 1955- Baltimore Orioles pull their first triple play against the KC Athletics
... Could this also be considered a ménage à trois?
April 4, 1932- CC King at the University of Pittsburgh isolates Vitamin C for the first time.
... "Orange" you glad to know this information?

*For more information on A Day of Fire:  a novel of Pompeii click the link below:

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