Roman Empire was auctioned William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-28-20

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
Roman Empire was auctioned William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-28-20

Joan Crawford William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-25-20

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
Joan Crawford William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-25-20

Ayaskimew William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-18-20

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
Ayaskimew William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-18-20