Here are some one liners...
Queen Kristina Converts to Catholicism -- The Queen of Sweden must abdicate her throne in order to convert! I talk about President Obama and accusations that he is a secret Muslim. I also talk about what would happen is a President converted to another religion.
The 'Latrine of New England' Places Limits on Slavery -- It is a first attempt for Rhode Island to place limits on slavery. It won't work.
Cape Town Is Founded -- With the labor shortage they must import slaves from Indonesia.
Queen Kristina Converts to CatholicismPrincess Kristina became the Queen of Sweden when her father, King Gustav the 2nd was killed in battle during the 30 Years' War. She has been quite precocious growing up. She soaks up knowledge like a sponge and she even talked the famous mathematician, Rene Descartes (DAY-kart), to travel to Sweden to teach her. (He introduced the Cartesian coordinate system.) But she has never been healthy and during an especially difficult illness she promises God that if she is healed she will convert to Catholicism. Well... she has been healed. She will have to abdicate the throne because Sweden will not tolerate a Catholic monarch. She doesn't mind giving up the throne, but she doesn't want to be thrown into poverty either so after two years of planning she will finally make her abdication speech. Her speech will be so moving that grown men will cry but she is not walking off of the world stage yet. Kristina will become one of the first modern "party girls". 
The 'Latrine of New England' Places Limits on SlaveryWell... Rhode Island has become the dumping ground for all of New England's undesirables. It is called the "latrine of New England". It is still getting organized and the Rhode Island legislature passes a law limiting slavery to 10 years maximum so that blacks and Indians fall in line with the ways of Englishmen. (They mean being treated like English indentured servants.) The punishment for non-compliance is a fine of 40 pounds which is a considerable amount of money. Apparently they can only enforce the law in Providence. Other Rhode Island towns refuse to comply. The legislature will try again in a few years to limit slavery, but that won't work either. Puritans don't particularly like slavery, but it is a part of life during these times, so they roll with it.    
Cape Town Is FoundedThe Dutch administrator, Jan Van Riebeeck, sails three ships to the Cape of Good Hope and establishes Cape Town. The problem he is trying to solve is the large number of deaths at sea on Dutch East India Company ships due to malnutrition. He is commissioned to plant food crops and establish a fort. A number of his almond trees will survive into the modern day. He is also credited with the first documented observation of a comet in the southern hemisphere.  
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