Déjà Vu

Bringing an historical perspective to the day's news

January 19, 2017

July 01, 2015

Paternal Affairs

2015:

In Italy, a father sues his sons for support. 

1521:

Michelangelo begs his father to see reason.

June 23, 2015

A Much-Hated Flag

2015:

A debate over the Confederate flag at the South Carolina capitol. 

1862:

Figuring out the flag in the first place. 

June 18, 2015

The Irish Question

2015:

A tragic accident brings up charges of bigotry. 

1860:

An unflattering portrait of an immigrant community. 

May 14, 2015

The Song of Youth

2015:

An eleven-year-old jazz prodigy hits New York. 

1770:

A young Mozart sees what Italy has to offer. 

May 12, 2015

Go West, Mr. President

2015:

Barack Obama becomes the fourth president to visit all 50 states. 

1880:

President Rutherford B. Hayes makes a belated trip to California.

May 06, 2015

Mango Madness

2015:

A thrown mango gets the attention of the Venezuelan president.

1968:

Chairman Mao gives his mangoes to the workers.

May 05, 2015

You Break It...

2015:

Tourists shatter a statue during a selfie attempt. 

1774:

An American artifact is broken in two by would-be preservationists. 

April 30, 2015

Princess Power

2015:

Is Britain’s royal family anxious for a princess?

1533:

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn rewrite a birth announcement.