There was a throwaway sentence in a textbook I was reading: "In 1793, the French actress Olympe de Gouges was guillotined by the Jacobins, after daring to demand political rights for women as well as men." Of course I had to find out who she was, and why I'd never heard of her. pic.twitter.com/59HaeekhtR
Pigeons are amazing and you should look at them: a thread.
- Finance (ART) History -
In financial history, the year 1720 is infamous for both the South Sea, and Mississippi bubbles.
The 'Arlequin Actionist', painted in 1720, clearly portrays the public's disdain for speculators after each bubble burst.
Let's break it down. pic.twitter.com/BRNz6l5n5c