Here are some one liners...
Smallpox Enters the New World Without Blankets -- Small pox breaks out in the New World, but according to what people tell me, colonists passed out blankets as a form of bio-terrorism. That is a load of hooey.
Strasbourg Dance Mania and LSD -- A woman jumps up and dances. People join her and soon hundreds of people are dancing... dancing like they are on LSD!
Nothing Focuses the Mind Like an Impending Ottoman Invasion -- The Treaty of London is a mutual defense treaty and begins the process of defining what Europe is.