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Offline VandalSavageTopic starter

Today In History
« on: January 21, 2008, 09:54:59 PM »
January 21:

Rejoice, Elliquians - Today was the date on which the first American novel was published, inaugurating a fine literary tradition we here are a humble, brave part of.

And on a note more to my personal liking, this was the date on which Louis XVI, king of France, got the chop, inaugurating a horrific chapter of self-righteous bourgeois bloodshed that would crest and ebb until the tsunami of human gore we lovingly call "The Napoleonic Wars."

Tune in tomorrow for more 'Today in History'.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: Today In History
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 11:25:07 PM »
Hoho, and here I thought American and fine literature never went hand in hand.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Today In History
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 01:06:54 AM »
Mr S is just jealous because they still rely on cave drawings in Sweden. *grins* 

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: Today In History
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 01:21:42 AM »
True, but since it's cave drawings of naked blonds it's all good.

Offline Tom

Re: Today In History
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 07:05:54 AM »
Swede, you should have made a point of the fact that the Nobel Price for Literature is awarded by Sweden...

Online MagicalPen

Re: Today In History
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 07:37:31 AM »
January 22nd - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Massacre in St. Petersburg, 1905 - Somewhere between 1,000 and 4,000 peaceful demonstrators were killed by the Tsars (Nicholas II) Imperial Guard.

And I had you all thinking U2!

Offline Sabby

Re: Today In History
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008, 07:38:53 AM »
Sweden writes? Is it printed on paper, or etched in chocolate.

Offline kongming

Re: Today In History
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 08:16:30 AM »
That's Switzerland. Totally different place.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: Today In History
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 08:18:25 AM »
Hehe. A mistake those ignorant yanks keeps making! :)

Offline Zakharra

Re: Today In History
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008, 08:33:04 AM »
Swede, you should have made a point of the fact that the Nobel Price for Literature is awarded by Sweden...

 By the man who invented dynamite  ::)

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: Today In History
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2008, 08:37:55 AM »
A good thing too! Where would America be today, for example, if it didn't have the ability to blow things to pieces? It wouldn't be a world I'd recognize, that's for sure.

Anyway, I feel I am about to hijack the thread, so I'll be quiet now.

Offline Bliss

Re: Today In History
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2008, 02:39:22 PM »
Hehe. A mistake those ignorant yanks keeps making! :)

Yanks? He's Aussie.
Ignorant Swede!

XD

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: Today In History
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2008, 03:28:37 PM »
Yanks? He's Aussie.
Ignorant Swede!

XD

Really? I just always assumed he was American, with the things he says and everything. :)
I had no idea he was british.

Offline Serenity Vixen

Re: Today In History
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2008, 04:16:42 PM »
You know, it is kind of funny. Although I personally do not feel anything one way or another about the word, calling someone a "Yank" in the southern US ((Where I live)) can get you into a fight :P

Offline kongming

Re: Today In History
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2008, 07:03:34 PM »
I learned that from a Looney Tunes episode *sage nod*

Offline Sabby

Re: Today In History
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 07:06:52 PM »
So I got the chocolate stereotype mixed up with the wrong nation, and in turn had my own mistaken. Another day in the Off Topic board I guess  ;D