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Old 12-08-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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It cost about $7.5 million to build the Titanic, which would be $123 million in today's dollars. White Star had a $5 million insurance policy on the ship that was collected after its sinking. The White Star Line fought over $16 million in lawsuits, eventually settling them all for $664,000. White Star Lines eventually was bought out by Cunard Lines during the Great Depression and all White Star assets were liquidated. Eventually Cunard would be taken over by Carnival Corporation, which exists to this day.

By contrast, Titanic the movie cost $200 million to make and grossed $2.19 billion.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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It cost about $7.5 million to build the Titanic, which would be $123 million in today's dollars. White Star had a $5 million insurance policy on the ship that was collected after its sinking. The White Star Line fought over $16 million in lawsuits, eventually settling them all for $664,000. White Star Lines eventually was bought out by Cunard Lines during the Great Depression and all White Star assets were liquidated. Eventually Cunard would be taken over by Carnival Corporation, which exists to this day.

By contrast, Titanic the movie cost $200 million to make and grossed $2.19 billion.
They got by cheap on the lawsuits.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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General Sherman came to Scotland for his relative James Stoddarts family wedding in Port Glasgow.. he stayed at Castle Wemys, sadly I cant seem to find any photos of the mans visit here... you would think there would have been some..
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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General Sherman came to Scotland for his relative James Stoddarts family wedding in Port Glasgow.. he stayed at Castle Wemys, sadly I cant seem to find any photos of the mans visit here... you would think there would have been some..
I just tried looking for a photo but couldn't find any.
While I was looking, I did find this about Ulysses S. Grant's visit to Scotland:

" After leaving the presidency, Grant embarked on an around the world trip with his wife Julia and two of his sons. During his travels Grant met all the World's royalty, and received lavish receptions and gifts.
Grant even went to Scotland, and to Grantown, but a meeting with the Earl of Seafield who was the Chief of Clan Grant, and a trip to Castle Grant, was only missed due to a conflict in invitations.
Grant thoroughly enjoyed his meeting with the Duke, saying it was one of his fondest memories. "

That's a far cry from when he sold firewood on a St. Louis street corner and had to sell his pocket watch to buy his kids Christmas gifts.

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Old 12-08-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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Gaston Means (1879-1938)
Private detective, salesman, bootlegger, forger, swindler, murder suspect, blackmailer, con artist.
Of all the weasels I've read about, and I've read about many, this guy is near the top of my list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaston_Means
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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Sam Patch " The Jumper " (1799-1829)
First American Daredevil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Patch
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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The Greatest Book Thief In History

Count Libri (1803-1869) He was a professor of mathematics at the University of Pisa, Italy, and was appointed Inspector General of all French libraries. He stole so many rare books he had to flee to England to escape a prison sentence. He was wealthy the rest of his life selling off his stolen volumes one by one.
His name "Libri" is Latin for books.





Dolomite Flax, a plant surviving from the Cenozoic geological period of 20,000,000 years ago, now grows nowhere else in the world but on one hill top near Budapest, Hungary.




In 1874, Dr. J. Rush of Concordia, Missouri, after 7 buildings had been burglarized and burned to the ground by an arsonist, organized a prayer meeting asking for divine help in unmasking the culprit.
The next day, Dr. Rush himself was exposed as the criminal and was convicted and quickly lynched by an angry mob.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:10 AM
 
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The cure-all medicine for the Civil War was calomel, a mercury mixture of chalk, honey and licorice. It was used to treat everything from syphilis to headaches. When one Union army doctor, William Hammond, noted that mercury was poisonous, he was dismissed as a quack and removed from his post.




85,000 Union soldiers fled to Canada during the Civil War.





300,000 horses died during the Civil War.





Angel's Glow
Civil War soldiers with glowing wounds.

Glowing Civil War Flesh Wounds
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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President Lincoln's personal copy of the Emancipation Proclamation was donated to the Chicago Historical Society in 1864. Seven years later it was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire.




Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865)
The father of soil science
Credited with firing the first shot at Fort Sumter.
He hated Yankees, I don't think he cared much for barbers either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Ruffin
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:20 AM
 
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In the 16th century, a London law forbade wife beating after 9:00 pm because the noise disturbed people's sleep.




In 1967, Australia's Prime Minister, Harold Holt, went to the beach for a swim and was never seen again.





Gettysburg was the largest battle ever fought in North America. It's victor, General Meade, was born in Spain.





13 Discoveries In The American West
Interesting little video I found about stuff discovered out west. I like the saloon they found at the end of the video, wish they had pictures of the artifacts.

https://guidevideoss.com/video/SKqWFBNMjDo
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