"And you, old sir, we are told you prospered once" - The Discovery of Priam's Treasure by Heinrich Schliemann in Troy

"And let these tears, distilling from mine eyes, Be proof of my grief and innocency." The Death of Christopher Marlowe

"Here a great city will be wrought / To spite our neighborhood conceited" - The Foundation of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel and nucleus of the city of St Petersburg

“A söchtener Reuter möcht i wern, wie mein Voater gwen is“ - the Case of Kaspar Hauser

“It was a dark and stormy night" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 210th Birthday in 2013

"There were angels dining at the Ritz"

"Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas" - Fra Girolamo Savonarola 's Execution

"... about the wizard, the charlatan, the minotaur..." on Richard Wagner's 200th Birthday in 2013

“In ancient prayers we have observed that these names of deities appear: Diovis and Vediovis" - The festival of Veiovis, a god of atonement, revenge and fugitives

"... while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa." - the Battle of Dun Nechtain in 685

"... those whose idea of fun was spending Sunday afternoon in the shed with an oily rag, or marching on Aqaba." - the Death of T. E. Lawrence

"Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough..." Omar Khayyám's 965th Birthday in 2013

"You will see that Talleyrand will die in his bed." - The death of “le diable boiteux” in 1838.

The Queen of Art Déco - On Tamara de Lempicka's 115th Birthday in 2013