Wanna buy an empire?
On this date, March 28, in 193, the Roman Empire was auctioned for 6,250 drachmas to Didius Julianus, a senator.
The sellers were the Praetorian guards who just had Emperor Pertinax assassinated.
Didius kept his new toy for 66 months before
he himself was killed by those who objected to his means of obtaining it.
A drachma is about the daily wage of one worker.
Roman Empire was auctioned William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-28-20
there are Eskimos in Siberia. Eskimos in Siberia William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-27-20
As of 2016, 93,200 switchboard operators
were employed in the United States. Switchboard operators William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-26-20
Joan Crawford was cited as an icon of the 1920s
by no less than F. Scott Fitzgerald when she was a pretty young thing breaking through and remains acclaimed today for her Oscar-winning performance in Mildred Pierce while middle-aged. She ended her storied career with Trog, a low-budget British horror flick from 1970. Joan Crawford William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-25-20
The Russian Navy submarine salvage ship
Kommuna was launched in 1913 and remains in service. It is the oldest navy ship in active service.
Kommuna William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-24-20
Astronaut John Young
brought a corned beef sandwich with him on the Gemini 3 spaceflight on March 23, 1965. He had to smuggle it on. It was a big no no.
Gemini 3 William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-23-20
Four of Henry VIII’s six wives died of natural causes. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard
were the ones beheaded. Six wives William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-21-20
Actor Errol Flynn famed for playing Robin Hood and other swashbucklers
was a Tasmanian. Actor
Errol Flynn William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-20-20
Beauty tip of the day: Whiten teeth with urine. That’s
what the Romans did. Urine has ammonia which whitens. Not so sure about any kissing afterwards. Whiten teeth with urine William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-19-20
Ayaskimew in the Montagnais tongue means she who laces snowshoes. It is where we get the word Eskimo from. At least according to some. Others say it comes from Algonquian word askamiciw which means “he eats it raw”. Ayaskimew William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-18-20