Friday, January 15, 2010

January 16th

1412: The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy. In return, the Popes get a toaster and free ATM's.

1547: Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia. Ivan spends most of his reign trying to get a better publicist.

1777: Vermont declares its independence from New York. 200 years later, New York sends its revenge in the forms of Howard Dean and Bernie Sanders.


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