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Old 09-13-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Soldiers in ancient Rome carried water on their long marches in sponges slung across their shoulders.




Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (1871-1922) represented Hawaii in the U.S. Congress and was the only congressman who was also a prince.



The first obstetrician Dr. Rudolf Veithes of Hamburg, Germany, became the first man to assist at a birth, having disguised himself as a midwife. He was burned at the stake for his act in 1521.



The U.S.S. Sea Gull was the first warship operated by steam. It had been converted from a ferry and launched in 1823.



June 18, 1934, William T Johnson filed as candidate for Clerk of the Supreme Court in Minnesota solely to demonstrate the voter appeal to the name Johnson, and although he had no political experience and conducted no campaign, he received 44,049 votes out of 151,696 cast.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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The fire of 1906 ?
Yes, but I found it on Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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Yes, but I found it on Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt.
I know what you mean, but sometimes Wikipedia is all we've got. Like I was trying to find a complete list of prisoners who were on Devil's Island and all I can come up with are the 9 that Wikipedia lists. You wouldn't happen to know where I can find a more extensive list, would you ? There has to be one somewhere.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:39 AM
 
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Yes, but I found it on Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt.
Here's a prime example of Wiki incompetence. Only one hour ago I was interested in finding out more about the restaurant chain First Watch. This is a direct quote from their Wiki page on Sept 14, 2017.

They cofounded it after leaving the Le Peep breakfast chain in Colorado. There are now several restaurants in the Colorado area near some of the top rated weed dispensaries which have proven to boost revenue by 27.3%.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_...staurant_chain)
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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John Hillington was America's first stowaway, he was a London hoodlum who stowed away on the Mayflower and was later executed for murder.



Professional gamblers in Germany from 1680-1740 were required to identify themselves by wearing replicas of cash boxes and dice.




John L Burns (1793-1872) He fought at Gettysburg.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_L._Burns






Arthur McCoy "The Wild Irishman"
He was somewhat of a mystery.





Arthur McCoy and the James Gang – Deb Houdek Rule



Arthur McCoy
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Thomas Stevens (1854-1935)

In 1884, Thomas Stevens left San Francisco on a Columbia high-wheeler with the outrageous goal of becoming the first man to ride a bicycle across the United States. When he reached Boston, he decided to continue around the world, and soon sailed to London for the ride across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The high-wheeler was heavy and cumbersome, his supplies were limited to socks, a spare shirt, and a slicker that doubled as tent and bedroll. Much of the country he traversed was wild and it took him 3 years.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=20902558





Mary Mallon "Typhoid Mary" (1869-1938)
She spent more than 1/3 of her life in quarantine.

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





Sylvester Roper (1823-1896)
He died while riding a steam-powered bicycle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_H._Roper
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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Sebastien Spinola "Father of French ballet" was a famous dancing master of the 16th century in spite of the fact that both his legs had been amputated at the knees when he was 11 years old.




Matt B Snyder (1835-1917)
One of the earliest born actors to appear in movies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_B._Snyder






The world's oldest zoo is the Tiergarten Schonbrunn in Vienna, Austria. It was built by Adrian Van Stekhoven in 1752 at the order of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. It covers 42 acres and has more than 700 animal species.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:58 AM
 
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The Big Gun

World's Largest Gun






Emerich Juettner (The counterfeiter)
He made more money from the film about him than from the bogus bills he made.

Little Old Moneymaker - The New York Sun






The Mignonette 1884
Life raft survival

HAND-OUTS FOR PHIL 22B ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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The Hippo Ranching Scheme of 1910

https://www.wired.com/2013/12/hippopotamus-ranching/





One Hell Of A Summer
1849 St. Louis cholera epidemic

https://www.distilledhistory.com/tag...lera-epidemic/





James Kirker (Scalphunter)

Myths, Legends and Facts, the Final Days of James Kirker
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:16 AM
 
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The Cathedral of Barcelona in Spain, was started in 1249 and not completed until 1913, 664 years later.





Mississippi Bay is located in Japan. The Bay of Yedo had its name changed after Perry's flagship, the " Mississippi " anchored there on the voyage that opened Japan to western shipping.




North Carolina came close to being nuked by the U.S. Air Force in 1961.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Goldsboro_B-52_crash






Mr. Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television.
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