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Christmas may be jolly in North America, but in the Austrian Alps, a Bad Santa takes the stage every year. This fearsome character’s name is Krampus: a half-man, half-goat demon whose legend has been around since pagan times, and whose Krampus Parade is one of Europe's most popular festivals.

Villagers of old believed that Krampus and his perchten (army of ill-tempered elves) roamed the Tyrolean mountains of the Alps, causing overall mayhem. The elves took particular delight in whipping lazy folks, unruly youngsters, and drunks. Sometimes Krampus abducted miscreants altogether. Parents scared disobedient kids into better behavior by warning them that Krampus was coming for them.

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  • 1628 - August 1 - Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

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  • 1670 - February 27 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I

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  • 1714 - September 7 - Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine

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  • 1718 - December 17 - France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

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  • 1725 - May - Spain & Austria sign trade treaty

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  • 1738 - November 18 - France & Austria sign peace

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  • 1739 - August 21 - Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord

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  • 1739 - September 18 - Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

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  • 1740 - October 20 - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia

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  • 1741 - August 10 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.

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  • 1742 - July 28 - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty

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  • 1800 - Population of Archduchy of Austria (Habsburg Monarchy) - 1,820,000
    Population of Austrian-Silesia (Habsburg Monarchy) - 250,000

  • 1870 - The Crown Prince of Austria is called a "dull indolent, good-natured lad, who cares for nothing but dancing and music."
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870

  • 1870 - The Emperor of Austria is said to be utterly despondent as to the future of his dynasty.
    ...Austria has released all of its imprisoned editors convicted of violations of the press laws.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June...Read MORE...


  • 1878 - Austria will probably gobble Bosnia and Herzegovinia.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 6, 1878

  • 1880 - An Ingenious Insurance Fraud
    Not long ago a cattle dealer named Grunbaum living at Zsolna, in Austria, disappeared. As he was known to be in fair circumstances and good health,...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - Sunday Work in Austria.
    On Sunday week, the new Sunday Observance Law, which prohibits every kind of work from six a.m. on Sunday until the same hour on Monday, except in...Read MORE...


  • 1889 - Archduke Rudolph, the heir apparent to the throne of Austria, died suddenly on the 30th ult. of apoplexy at Mierling, near Baden, aged thirty-one years.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 2, 1889

  • 1895 - Austria-Hungary
    "Austria-Hungary, an extensive empire of Central Europe, and one of thesis great European powers. It is mostly included between lat. 42° and 51° N.,...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Austria-Hungary - 47,295,100


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  • 1628 - August 1 - Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

    historyorb.com
  • 1670 - February 27 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I

    historyorb.com
  • 1714 - September 7 - Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine

    historyorb.com
  • 1718 - December 17 - France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

    historyorb.com
  • 1725 - May - Spain & Austria sign trade treaty

    historyorb.com
  • 1738 - November 18 - France & Austria sign peace

    historyorb.com
  • 1739 - August 21 - Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord

    historyorb.com
  • 1739 - September 18 - Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

    historyorb.com
  • 1740 - October 20 - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia

    historyorb.com
  • 1741 - August 10 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.

    historyorb.com
  • 1742 - July 28 - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty

    historyorb.com
  • 1800 - Population of Archduchy of Austria (Habsburg Monarchy) - 1,820,000
    Population of Austrian-Silesia (Habsburg Monarchy) - 250,000
  • 1870 - The Emperor of Austria is said to be utterly despondent as to the future of his dynasty.
    ...Austria has released all of its imprisoned editors convicted of violations of the press laws.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - The Crown Prince of Austria is called a "dull indolent, good-natured lad, who cares for nothing but dancing and music."
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870
  • 1878 - Austria will probably gobble Bosnia and Herzegovinia.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 6, 1878
  • 1880 - An Ingenious Insurance Fraud
    Not long ago a cattle dealer named Grunbaum living at Zsolna, in Austria, disappeared. As he was known to be in fair circumstances and good health,... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - Sunday Work in Austria.
    On Sunday week, the new Sunday Observance Law, which prohibits every kind of work from six a.m. on Sunday until the same hour on Monday, except in... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - Archduke Rudolph, the heir apparent to the throne of Austria, died suddenly on the 30th ult. of apoplexy at Mierling, near Baden, aged thirty-one years.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 2, 1889
  • 1895 - Austria-Hungary
    "Austria-Hungary, an extensive empire of Central Europe, and one of thesis great European powers. It is mostly included between lat. 42° and 51° N.,... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Austria-Hungary - 47,295,100

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