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    Historical Facts

    I was a history major so I have a wealth of knowledge that no one seems to care about. But I still spout randon facts out whenever I can. I love it and I'm not gonna stop.
    bvb1123 bvb1123
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2010


    Wild historical bit I read earlier today: The path of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery is easily traced by following patches of mercury. Where did the patches of mercury come from, you ask. From VD medicine. Basically every man on the voyage eventually contracted...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 15, 2013

    When Hitler's mother was pregnant,

    she was prepared to have an abortion but her doctor talked her out of it.
    nerdyhipsta nerdyhipsta
    16-17, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    Did You Know...

    That the youngest man ever nominated by a major political party for President of the United States was William Jennings Bryan who was 36 at the age of his first nomination by the Democratic Party?
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    42 Responses May 23, 2009


    America's first nudist organization was founded in year 1929 :|
    nillionaire nillionaire
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 19, 2009

    The Widow Barbara Fritchie

    "Shoot you must this ole grey head" "But spare your country's flag, she said" A great poem but it is unlikely it ever happend.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 18, 2009

    April 10, 1941

    Dr.George Washington Carver gace the John Andrew Clinical Society , a new drug to treat the gum disease-pyorrhea.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 5, 2009

    Chemist John Walker

    Invented by accident in 1827, by the above who was attempting to develop a new explosive.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 30, 2009

    Niagara Falls Animal Murders

    A boat was filled with animals and set on fire and sent over the falls to amuze 15,000 people who came to be entertained by the hideous spectacle. It was done to attract tourists to the falls many years ago. The depravity of humanity sickens me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~t   ...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    18 Responses May 24, 2009

    Defense of Philadelphia and Baltimore

    In 1814 after Washington was burned, 3000 blacks - free and slave built defenses to ward off the British from attacking the above mentioned cities.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 19, 2009

    28th April, 1789-Mutiny on The Bounty a Royal

    Navy Ship, the Captain was William Bligh, the crew put him and some officers off the Ship in a small rowing boat and took control of the ship.
    timothy1994 timothy1994
    22-25, M
    Mar 20, 2016

    The First Brassiere

    The greeks are credited with this back in 2500 b.c.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 30, 2009

    Georg Junigl

    Chairs, sofas and beds became bouncier after the above patented the steel coil spring in 1822.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 30, 2009

    The Eerie Canal

    From the Hudson RIver to Lake Erie- it would be 363 miles long. 3 plus 3 equals six. The number 6 is in the milage. Erie Canal has nine letters in it. Turn a 9 upside down and you have 6. 666 - is that the name for the "Erie" Canal?
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 23, 2009

    Today In 1790

    Today In 1790  George Washington delivered the first state of union address in new york city
    akasharose akasharose
    31-35, F
    Jan 9, 2011

    The Gettysburg Address

    Mr LIncoln may have been suffering from a fresh case of smallpox when delivering the GBA.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2009

    Howard University

     Established in 1867 to educate the mulatto offspring of white congressman.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2009
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