Royal and Imperial Crowns – Infographic

Royal and Imperial Crowns

Throughout history a crown or elaborate head covering of some sort was always seen as a symbol of wealth and authority when worn by the ruling class.  Today’s infographic/guide takes a look at some of the royal and imperial crowns from the western world.  Some no longer exist, many are in museums, and a few are still in use today. [VIA]

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Daily Art – The Diversion of an Assyrian King, Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Daily Artwork — “The Diversion of an Assyrian King, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1878”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

1878 — The Diversion of an Assyrian King.  Oil paint on canvas. Orientalism style. Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928). Private collection.

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On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 21, 2020!

APRIL 21, 2020

Today is:

Big Word Day — “The objective of today is to use voluminous words while confabulating with others, with the intention of impressing those you converse with.”

National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day — Everything is better coated with a thick layer of chocolate!

World Creativity and Innovation Day — Whether it’s drawing, writing, playing with LEGO, or even building a backyard nuclear reactor, today is your day to let loose and shine.



CHARLOTTE BRONTË  (1816-1855) — English novelist and poet. Eldest of the three Brontë sisters; best-known for writing Jane Eyre.
ELIZABETH II (1926) — Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Realms.
TONY DANZA  (1951) — American actor, TV personality, boxer, and teacher.  Best known for roles in Taxi and Who’s the Boss?
TONY ROMO (1980) — Former American football player (QB-Dallas Cowboys) and sportscaster.



753 BC – Traditional date for the founding of Rome by the twins Romulus and Remus.
1509 Henry VIII takes the throne of England upon the death of his father, Henry VII.
1918 – German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (aka “The Red Baron”) is shot down and killed in France.
1989 – Nintendo launches the original Game Boy portable gaming system in Japan.