Friday, January 14, 2011

January 16th

1412: The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy. In appreciation, the Medici’s offer the Pope free checking and toaster.

1547: Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia, beating out his brother, Igor the
Slightly Annoying.

1581: The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism. This is what happens when Notre Dame doesn’t cover the spread.


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