Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
DUBUQUE-name from a french-canadian who settled in 1788, but 1st settlement in 1833. pop in 1850-3,108, 1873-22,151
DULAS, MICHAEL- greek historian under constatine XII, 1450ish, b + death unknown. illustrious family, some emps, said to have held high office at constatine XII's court. after fall of constantinople(ISTANBUL!), he was employed in diplomatic missions by princes of lesbos, where he went until 1462, when it was taken + annexed to turkey by sultan mahomet II, D survived, but he has no record after. his history started w/ death of john palaeologus, to the capture of lesbos. prelim chron from adam to john P, but done by later writer. although barbarous in style, it is judicious + trustworthy + valuable source for the end of the greek empire + spoke turkish.
DUCHESNE, ANDRE(latin-DUCHENIUS or QUERCE-TENUS) 1584-1640. french geographer + historian. 'father' of french history. educated in his earliest years devoted to historical + geographical research + his 1st work Egregariarum sen selectarium liber, pub when 18. patronage of cardinal richelieu, appointed histiographer + geographer to the king. died getting run over by a carriage. published a lot + varied. blah blah geneology
DUCK- dutch, duyker, german, tanch-ente, bavaria/duck-ante blah blah 1+ pg, no illustrations.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
was checking out zappos shoes for somebody. i already posted those ugly supid wedgies and then i spotted the ugliest pair. and another. $1,050 for the leopard print ones! $999 for the other. are women INSANE???
AHA! so that's why grassley has become a HUGE dick. he's one of the 'family'! a C streeter.
they let an iowan in?