Posts Tagged: Queen Elizabeth

May 11

Today in Hystery May 8th

“On this day in 1877, the first Westminster Dog Show was held in New York City. Back in 1877, they didn’t have all the various dog breeds we have today. No Cockapoos, no Pomapoos, no Yorkipoos. If they keep making all these hybrid dogs, down the road somebody’s bound to cross a chicken with a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle and create a Cocka-Doodle-Poo. That would be a great pet to own, plus, you’d get eggs.”

Mar 11

Today in Hystery March 20th

“On this day in 1345, the planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars were in a conjunction of ascension and, in Europe, people thought that was what caused the plague. That’s nonsense, of course! However, if Neptune ever ascended into Uranus that could make you quite feverish.”

Feb 11

Today in Hystery February 6th

“On this day in 1837, the first play was performed in Ottawa, Ontario, which, back then, was called Bytown. The play was put on by soldiers of the British garrison. That garrison is now the site of the modern day parliament buildings. The play they performed was called “The Village Lawyer”. It was a hilarious comedy performed by a lot of bad actors, much like what happens in that same spot today.”

Jan 11

Today in Hystery January 15th

“On this day in 1870, the donkey was first used as the symbol of the U.S. Democratic Party. Where did this wacky idea come from? Were they all drunk one night when somebody yelled, “Our party should be represented by an ass?”