Too Broke to Pay Attention?

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On this day in ....

946 – Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan.

1204 – Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.

1364 – Hundred Years' War: Bertrand du Guesclin and a French army defeat the Anglo-Navarrese army of Charles the Bad at Cocherel.

1426 – Gov. Thado of Mohnyin becomes king of Ava.

1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.

1532 – Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.

1584 – Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.

Which of these events between 946 CE and 1584 CE has most effected your life?

Maybe you say that none of them have. If you sat that, I would like to enroll you in a Philosophy of History class.

Maybe you pick one. Why?

Maybe you say they are all equal. Again, why?

Maybe you are with me and say, "I do not know."

After all, it is one day. There were thousands of important events and choices leading up to these and thousands subsequent to them that effected their effect.

History is a hoot. Interpreting history is hootier still.