Here are some one liners...
Prostitution is Defined... More Precisely -- The King redefines prostitution so that it no longer includes mistresses. I talk about the increase of prostitution in Greece and how Cuba has produced a very sad twist to paying for sex.
4,000 Buffalo Bite the Dust -- The first mass buffalo hunt... and the last for a long while. I talk about the process.
Notable Events -- Opium and tea smugglers.
Prostitution is Defined... More PreciselyA few years ago King Louis the 14th of France threatened to cut off the nose and ears of any prostitute within 5 miles of the Palace. However, the actual term "prostitute" is so ill-defined in the law that it could mean any woman engaged in extra-marital activities such as an errant mistress, or a servant girl with character slightly less sterling than a nun's. This loose definition allows men to pressure women into activities they might not willingly engage in otherwise such as the recent, brilliant idea to send women to French Canada to marry Canadian trappers. To take the pressure off of these women, the King has changed the law to draw a distinction between women actually engaged in the business of money-for-sex and women just trying to make the best life they can in an ugly world. 
4,000 Buffalo Bite the DustIt's not called Texas yet. The region is called the Concho Valley and buffalo herds use the valley as a winter haven. Juan Domínguez has been sent from New Mexico to establish missions, and to build a fort there, but when the thunder of tens of thousands of buffalo shake the valley he gets the idea of collecting their hides. The buffalo bring disease as they trample through the Concho River. Nevertheless, the animals provide meat for the Spaniards and hides for warmth. Juan and his men kill and skin 4,000. It is the first mass hunt for buffalo ever recorded. Thereafter, the desire for mass buffalo hunts falls off. The Indians will continue to collect hides for sale and that process will remain comfortably inefficient until after the Civil War. Then organized hide hunts will lead to the near extinction of the buffalo.   
- * Chipperfield's Circus introduces animal acts at the Thames Frost Fair. 
- * The Dutch East India Company begins selling opium. Dr. Thomas Synderman recommends opium as the universal cure for suffering.   
- * Tea smuggling increases in England. Tea costs 1 shilling per pound. The tax is 500% so you know what happened next.