May 21, 1790

On This Date in! in 1790 Paris, France was divided into 48 zones. When the French monarchy was reminded that Paris was a huge tourist destination and that at least one zone should be tourist-friendly, King Louis XVI said, “The world has met Frenchmen before, haven’t they? A sneer is our national smile and a condescending remark is how we say good morning.” The idea of a tourist-friendly zone was quietly murdered and buried in the backyard.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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