Archive for April, 2012

Events of the Period—ca.1840

Friday, April 27th, 2012

POLITICS:

  • 1838 The Boers defeat the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River.
  • 1839 The first Opium War breaks out between China and Britain.
  • 1840 Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert.

Thought of the week 4/23 — 4/27/2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Find something you love to do in this world & don’t let anybody ever change your opinion that you can do it! Jim Abott NY Yankee

Events of 1832

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

  • Washington Irving writes The Alhambra, a series of stories about the Moors and Spainards.
  • Zurich University is founded.
  • Ando Hiroshige publishes his series Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido.

 

Thought of the week 4/16- 4/20/2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

“Power comes when you make life predictable for people.” By: Howard Stevenson

EVENTS OF 1832

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

  • Washington Irving writes The Alhambra, a series of stories about the Moors and Spainards.
  • Zurich University is founded.
  • Ando Hiroshige publishes his series Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido.
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Thought of the week 4/02– 4/06/2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. Euripides, Greek playwright, Phrixus