They’re ousting Hamilton for a woman on the $10 bill. Don’t get too excited— you know it’s going to be some colonial white lady.
June 26, 2014: The Supreme Court rules 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states! Subsequently, Target’s server for wedding registries crashes hard. June 26, 1284: The Pied Piper lured away the children of Hameln after the townspeople refused to pay him for ridding their town of rats. (We are just as surprised as […]
June 25, 1678: Elena Cornaro Piscopia becomes the first woman to receive a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Padua. We can only assume that shortly thereafter, some guy attempted to mansplain Aristotle to her. 1876: Lt. Colonel Custer and his men are routed at the Battle of Little Bighorn; Americans are simultaneously horrified by […]
June 24, 1812: Forgetting the Most Famous Classic Blunder, Napoleon’s army invades Russia. Despite having one of the largest armies ever gathered, the French leader failed to win the decisive victory he expected, and was forced to retreat during Russia’s brutal winter. June 24, 1916: Mary Pickford, silent film star and United Artists co-founder, becomes […]
June 23, 1611: Intent on making good time, Henry Hudson presses his crew to continue exploring what is now Hudson Bay; his crew, intent on going home, set him, his son, and several crew members adrift in the bay. 1926: The first SAT exams are given. No word on whether or not it became part […]