Today in History February 8

Mary, Queen of Scots

1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. 1590 – Luis de Carabajal the younger is tortured by the Inquisition in Mexico City. 1693 – The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is granted a charter […]

‘Xin Nian Kuai Le’

Brookfield Place will offer traditional Chinese music and dancing, along with numerous other Lunar New Year festivities, this weekend.

By now, most of us have heard that the current Lunar New Yearcelebration is inaugurating the Year of the Pig, the 12th sign in the Chinese Zodiac. What fewer people realize, however, is that there are five Years of the Pigin the 60-year cycle observed throughout East Asia — because each of the 12 annual […]