The History of “The Nuremberg Chronicle”

Combining Biblical tales, military history, myths, and Greco-Roman classics with over 1,800 gorgeous woodcut illustrations “The Nuremberg Chronicle” is one of the most captivating books ever printed (and one of the lesser known!) Check it out and, as always, enjoy the rest of your day!

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St. Louis, Missouri. Capital of the United States?

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While nowadays it seems a foregone conclusion that the United States capital city is Washington DC, for the first 100 years of the country’s existence it was hardly so defined.  The location, ten square miles straddling the Potomac River with portions in both Maryland and Virginia, was established by law in 1790 with the Permanent Seat of Government Act (legislation recently dramatized by the song “The Room Where It Happens” from the musical Hamilton), but this didn’t satisfy all Americans.  Over the course of the young country’s first century, the topic of where to locate the capital would come up three more times.

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