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Old 09-30-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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Alice H. Parker
b. 1895
She received a patent for a furnace that supplied central heating for entire homes and buildings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_H._Parker







The invention of the electric drill is credited to Arthur James Arnot and William Blanch Brain of Melbourne, Australia who patented the electric drill in 1889. (Wikipedia)
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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The Telegraph Brisbane April 4, 1932

IN GRIP OF GIANT OCTOPUS-- BOY SAVED FROM TERRIBLE DEATH

Nice, Apr. 3.--- Hundreds of holiday-makers at Le Lavandou, a popular resort near Toulon, witnessed a desperate struggle to save a five-year-old boy from the death-grip of a giant octopus.
The octopus had been caught by local fishermen and was exhibited in a tank around which huge crowds gathered. The boy, over-curious, and not realizing the danger, plunged his hand into the tank.
Immediately the octopus gripped him by the wrist with its tentacles and started to drag him under the water. The boy screamed in terror, women shrieked, and the boy's mother fainted as the fishermen fruitlessly tried to force the monster to release its hold. When hope was almost abandoned, a young fisherman, slashing frenziedly with a knife, severed the coiling tentacles and the octopus sank back, leaving the boy senseless with fright.






In 1949, a woman and an old man get into a fistfight and then get their guns and have a shootout.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?i...5057%2C3276537
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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Horse racing in the United States dates back to 1665, which saw the establishment of the Newmarket course in Salisbury, New York, a section of what is now known as the Hempstead Plains of Long Island.




The very first TV commercial in the United States was for the Bulova Watch company which aired July 1, 1941 during a Dodgers/Phillies baseball game.




Originally, only women wore wedding bands. It was only in the early 20th century that the tradition of male wedding rings as we know it began.





Strange Old Newspaper Articles

https://blog.genealogybank.com/news-...y-stories.html
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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According to Guinness World Records, the cassowary is the world's most dangerous bird.
It can charge up to 30 miles an hour and leap more than 3 feet in the air. It has 3 claws on each foot that are so sharp that New Guinea tribesmen use them for spears.
The last known person to have been killed by a cassowary was 16-year-old Phillip McLean of Queensland back in 1926 when he had his throat punctured by one and bled to death.







7 Of The World's Oldest Foods Discovered By Archeologists

7 of the World
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Padua, Italy invented the piano in the late 1600s.







America's First Bank Robbery 1798

1798: America
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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The oldest datable bridge in the world still in use is the slab-stone single-arch bridge over the river Meles in Izmir, Turkey, which dates from 850 BC.








Royal Rife (1888-1971)
Inventor
His devices were used in health fraud in the 1980s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Rife
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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In 1930, a man rented a run-down farm because he dreamed there was a buried treasure there. He began digging and plowing up the land and ended up finding 4,400 gold and silver Spanish coins dating from 1775-1802.

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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Anna Atkins (1799-1871)
First person to publish a book with photographs.

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The Danish chemist, Hans Christian Orsted (1777-1851) is credited with the invention of aluminum. He was close friends with Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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The Bullet That Killed John Wesley Hardin

I can picture the bartender sweeping up after everyone left and the excitement died down.
" Hmmm....this is the bullet that killed John Wesley Hardin, I think I'll keep it."
A billionaire owns it now.

The Bullet that Killed John Wesley Hardin.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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The first swimming pool in the United States was a public pool built in 1887 in Brookline, Massachusetts. One of the first residential pools was built on the Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina in 1895.





The first electric hearing aid, called the Akouphone, was created by Miller Reese Hutchinson (1876-1944) in 1898. It used a carbon transmitter, so that the hearing aid could be portable. The carbon transmitter was used to amplify sound by taking a weak signal and using electric current to make it stronger.
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Some historians believe President Thomas Jefferson invented a forerunner of the wooden clothes hanger. However, today's most-used hanger, the shoulder-shaped wire hanger, was inspired by a coat hook that was invented in 1869 by O.A. North of New Britain, Connecticut.
(Wikipedia)
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