Ole Larson's Folks

No close family anniversaries. On this date in 1783, Empress Catherine the Great of Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, an event strikingly similar to Vladimir Putin’s actions 231 years later.

And on this date in 1820, on the island of Milos in the Aegean Sea, a peasant discovered what soon became one of the most famous works of Classical art, the Venus de Milo.


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