Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 15th

1493: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas... and all he brings King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella is a lousy t-shirt.

1564: The Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes the per-capita tax, making him -not Abraham Lincoln- the true father of the Republican Party.

1933: Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, by sending them to a nice Best Western on the Illinois-Wisconsin border.


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