Déjà Vu

Bringing a historical perspective to the day’s news

March 25, 2019

February 15, 2019

Stolen Water Is Sweet

2019:

Thieves steal water from Canadian icebergs.

c. 96:

Rome steels itself for the possibility of “puncturers.”

December 11, 2018

Love Is Dead

2018:

Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.

1926:

Man sues wife for adultery with a ghost.

November 05, 2018

Party Animals

2018:

West Point cadets steal Air Force falcons, cause mayhem.

1916:

Stolen army goat leads to chaos.

October 23, 2018

Knights of the Water Table

2018:

A young girl raises a pre-Viking sword from a lake in Sweden.

1841:

An ancient bronze sword is discovered in an Irish bog.

August 28, 2018

The Perfect Swarm

2018:

The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.

1906:

Bees take over a Los Angeles street as spectators watch.

August 14, 2018

Waste Not Wanted

2018:

Parisians are horrified by novel public urinals.

1855:

Boston considers following in Paris’ footsteps and introducing public urinals.

August 01, 2018

Have Fun Storming the Tower

2018:

Two thieves pull off a heist of royal jewels from a holy place.

1671:

A vengeful thief goes after royal jewels kept in a hellish place.

2018:

New York politicians blame short-term rentals for rising rents.

1853:

Nineteenth-century journalists are skeptical about the whole idea of short-term rentals.