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Old 10-03-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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1886 Charleston Earthquake
A South Carolina quake that was felt in other states.

https://shoutaboutcarolina.wordpress...a-attractions/


Picture Gallery

https://www.wyff4.com/article/look-b...hquake/7009757
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Charles Derudio (1832-1910)
He escaped from Devil's Island and survived the Little Bighorn

https://truewestmagazine.com/custers...rator-derudio/



https://www.headstuff.org/culture/hi...valry-officer/

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Old 10-05-2018, 12:09 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Alexander Parkes (1813-1890)
Created the first man-made plastic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Parkes








Jake Gettman (1875-1956)
First Russian-born player in the Major Leagues. Washington Senators 1897-1899
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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William Thompson
New York con artist in the 1840s.
Because of him we have the term "confidence man"

https://lostmuseum.cuny.edu/archive/...newyork-herald








Rudolph R. Perz (1926-2015)
Copywriter for Pillsbury's advertising agency. He created the Pillsbury Doughboy in 1965.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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Has anyone heard about the 282-square-mile country (population about 300), now part of New Hampshire, between the U.S. and Canada that existed between 1832 and 1835. Almost became a war!

Read about it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Indian_Stream

Watch the video about it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lob7ANulHWY

(Alert: The last 30 seconds or so is a commercial.)

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Old 10-06-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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When the family of Jesse James donated his possessions to a museum, it was the Pinkertons who were hired to guard them so they wouldn't get stolen.

Jesse James Just Plain 'Grandpa' at This Address - latimes
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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The Legend of CP 694
A Canadian Pacific train derailed in 1910 and plunged into Lake Superior, it was not located for over 100 years.

OKthePK - This Month


Video of find

https://www.adventuresportsnetwork.c...lake-superior/
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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George Hansburg patented the wooden pogo stick in 1919. Gimble Brothers Department store ordered thousands of them from Hansburg but they became warped and rotted by the time they arrived. Gimble Brothers asked Hansburg to redesign the sticks so they wouldn't rot and he created the new ones out of metal.




19th Century Wagon Discovered When Detroit Lake Reached Its Lowest Level In 46 Years.


https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/...l-in-46-years/
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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London's Deadliest & Often Forgotten Disasters

https://www.murdermiletours.com/blog...tten-disasters









In May 2009, Janine Sugawara sued the maker of "Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries" because after eating it for 4 years she realized the crunch berries were not real fruit, just colored balls of cereal.
Case was dismissed.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:18 AM
 
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8 Oldest Musical Instruments In The World

8 Oldest Musical Instruments in the World | Oldest.org
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