Friday, May 05, 2006

Happy 500th Anniversary, Swiss Guards

Let's see. 1506? The United States of America was, figuratively speaking, not even a glimmer in someone's eye. It would be, for instance, a full century before The First Charter of Virginia was written.

In 1506, it would be another 356 years before a gold rush brought the first serious influx of settlers to what is now my hometown.

But in 1506 the Swiss Guards were already on the job at the Vatican. See Amy Welborn's open book: Happy Anniversary, Swiss Guards for info and links on celebrations marking the milestone.

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