On this Day: April Twenty One

Posted on April 21, 2013


In 1509, Henry VIII became King of England, and would go on to have probably the most well known and notorious reign of all British Kings. During his time as Big Cheese, he would create a new religion, solidly shit on everyone and marry a load of people in his quest for a son.

In 753 BC, Romulus and Remus supposedly found Rome, but not without a little bit of brotherly murder. It isn’t the only city birthday today however, as in 1782 Bangkok was founded (then called Rattanakosin) and in 1960 Brasilia was inagurated, the new capital of Brazil that is shaped like a god damn airplane.

In 1918, the famous old Red Baron, Manfred von Richtofen, is shot down and killed. Eric just informed me that he met his niece in a bar in Dresden once. Very cool.

Happy Birthday day to Robert Smith, Jay Lethal and Ellie Barnard. Comiserations on your death day to Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes and Nina Simone.

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