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On this date in 1937, the Philippines held a plebiscite asking women whether they should be allowed to vote. The result (90% in favor) was sent back through a wormhole in time to allow the vote to occur. The Apostle James (d. 44), brother of John the Evangelist, is sometimes called “James the Greater” to […]
On this date in 1770, James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia. He wanted to call it “Zoology Bay,” but just knew people would mispronounce it. Endelienta (5th or 6th century) lived as a hermit in Cornwall. Her father was King Brychan of Brecknock, and her brother was St. Nectan of Hartland (Devonshire). […]
Happy Palm Sunday from your friends at the Onion Dome. Is outrageously good time to eat fish and celebrate our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.