#498 Isabella II of Spain, Neptune’s Queen


Bourbon Spanish queen Isabella II succeeded to the throne after her father died on September 29, 1833 because his wife demanded it.  In his will, the King listened and  rescinded Salic Law or the tradition in most royalty of Europe prohibiting females and any descendants in the female line from inheriting land, titles, and offices. Isabella … Continue reading #498 Isabella II of Spain, Neptune’s Queen

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Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney


Ted Dabney (far left) stands in front of a Pong arcade machine in 1973 with (left to right) co-founder Nolan Bushnell, head of finance Fred Marincic, and the man credited with the idea for Pong, Allan Alcorn...from NPR News. Mr Dabney has a good chart for an engineer- lots of earth signs and little air … Continue reading Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney

Braveheart: Robert the Bruce


BIOGRAPH: Robert I, the King of Scotland, was born on July 11, 1274.  He is better known in history as Robert the Bruce, who reigned as the King of the Scots from 1306 until 1329 AD;  a productive twenty-three-year reign.  His claim to the Scottish throne was  his descent from David I of Scotland from his … Continue reading Braveheart: Robert the Bruce