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Thursday Open Thread

Geoffrey Chaucer by Thomas Hoccleve

On this date in 1397 Geoffrey Chaucer first tells the Canterbury Tales in the court of King Richard II.

Wednesday Open Thread

Tuesday Open Thread

Monday Open Thread

Christ Curses the Fig Tree, Woodcut by Urs Graf (Swiss)

Palm Sunday Open Thread

Christ’s Entry Into Jerusalem by Albrecht Durer

Saturday Open Thread

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed away on this date in 1945

Thursday Open Thread

Life line by Winslow Homer

Wednesday Open Thread

On this date in 1940 Vidkun Quisling (right center) took “control” of Norway sealing his post War fate and making his last name synonymous with “collaborator”.

Tuesday Open Thread

On this date in 1974 Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 surpassing Babe Ruth.

Monday Open Thread

1571 edition of the Corpus Juris Civilis

On this date in 529 AD, Byzantine Emperor Justinian I issued the first draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis — the foundation of Canon Law and European Civil Law (and law around a good chunk of the world).