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November 13th
4:08 PM
Via
latimespast:

This is an actual news story: It ran in the L.A. Times (on the front page, in fact) on Jan. 13, 1914. 
The previous month, the New York Times had reported on the Vatican’s efforts “to suppress the tango dancing mania in Italy” but noted that those efforts had “proved a failure.” In the last days of 1913, Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III banned the dance at a state ball. 
But by Jan. 14, 1914, a story was being told in the salons of Rome, memorably related in this L.A. Times article:

Two representatives of one of the old patrician families of Rome were admitted to private audience, and, humming softly well-known music, initiated His Holiness into the mysteries of the tango steps. As they danced, the Pope’s brow furrowed with a look of stupefaction. Finally he ejaculated:
"Is that the tango?"
"Yes, Your Holiness," was the reply.
"Well, my dear children," commented Pius X, "you cannot find it very amusing."
There and then the Pope raised the interdict, for, as he pointed out with an ironical smile, if the tango were made a penance, it would be looked upon as sheer cruelty.

A century later, the tango has a well-placed fan at the Vatican: In an interview featured in the book “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in his Own Words,” the current pope described himself as a fan of tango and said that he had “danced it as a young man, although I preferred the milonga.”

So this happened.

latimespast:

This is an actual news story: It ran in the L.A. Times (on the front page, in fact) on Jan. 13, 1914. 

The previous month, the New York Times had reported on the Vatican’s efforts “to suppress the tango dancing mania in Italy” but noted that those efforts had “proved a failure.” In the last days of 1913, Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III banned the dance at a state ball. 

But by Jan. 14, 1914, a story was being told in the salons of Rome, memorably related in this L.A. Times article:

Two representatives of one of the old patrician families of Rome were admitted to private audience, and, humming softly well-known music, initiated His Holiness into the mysteries of the tango steps. As they danced, the Pope’s brow furrowed with a look of stupefaction. Finally he ejaculated:

"Is that the tango?"

"Yes, Your Holiness," was the reply.

"Well, my dear children," commented Pius X, "you cannot find it very amusing."

There and then the Pope raised the interdict, for, as he pointed out with an ironical smile, if the tango were made a penance, it would be looked upon as sheer cruelty.

A century later, the tango has a well-placed fan at the Vatican: In an interview featured in the book “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in his Own Words,” the current pope described himself as a fan of tango and said that he had “danced it as a young man, although I preferred the milonga.”

So this happened.

November 30th
6:26 PM
Winston Churchill: Snuff sniffer. (From the L.A. Times, October 24, 1941.)

Winston Churchill: Snuff sniffer. (From the L.A. Times, October 24, 1941.)

October 2nd
9:00 PM
You find some insane things when looking through old newspapers.
(New Oxford Item, New Oxford, PA, March 18, 1898)

You find some insane things when looking through old newspapers.

(New Oxford Item, New Oxford, PA, March 18, 1898)

August 31st
7:11 PM
Via
from diacrit:

this might be the funniest thing i’ve ever read

This… is… amazing.

from diacrit:

this might be the funniest thing i’ve ever read

This… is… amazing.

March 2nd
5:42 PM
Wait, what? Which people? Who are these people? Foreigners?

Wait, what? Which people? Who are these people? Foreigners?

December 29th
4:27 PM
"You see, I BOUGHT the Red Car so I could DISMANTLE it." (1956)
(source: Los Angeles Times)

"You see, I BOUGHT the Red Car so I could DISMANTLE it." (1956)

(source: Los Angeles Times)

September 28th
3:31 PM
Jeff Davis, king of the hoboes: why is there no movie musical about this person yet?!
(from Sept. 28, 1940)

Jeff Davis, king of the hoboes: why is there no movie musical about this person yet?!

(from Sept. 28, 1940)

September 6th
7:55 PM
Humanity is doomed.

Humanity is doomed.

March 29th
5:19 PM

Bill Murray Will Play FDR

Winner: Most Ludicrous Headline of the Day

February 4th
1:57 PM
Via
from dachshundhistory:

NAPOLEON WIENAPARTE
Lands and seas conquered, Napoleon Wienaparte reaped the benefits of his victories. While peaking at 11 inches tall, he would never succumb to even the most intimidating of enemies. Grave consequences, that being usually death, came from poking fun at his small demeanor. But many years after his death a psychological complex was named after Napoleon, thus linking the tyrant to short angry dogs.

ZOMG I love this Tumblr!! WIENERHAM LINCOLN, people. WIENERHAM LINCOLN.

from dachshundhistory:

NAPOLEON WIENAPARTE

Lands and seas conquered, Napoleon Wienaparte reaped the benefits of his victories. While peaking at 11 inches tall, he would never succumb to even the most intimidating of enemies. Grave consequences, that being usually death, came from poking fun at his small demeanor. But many years after his death a psychological complex was named after Napoleon, thus linking the tyrant to short angry dogs.

ZOMG I love this Tumblr!! WIENERHAM LINCOLN, people. WIENERHAM LINCOLN.