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Old 09-16-2017, 03:51 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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James Braid (1795-1860)
He was a Scotsman who is regarded as the "Father of Hypnosis"

James Braid | History of Hypnosis




Samuel J. Seymour (1860-1956)
The last surviving person who was in Ford's Theatre when Lincoln was shot. He appeared on the game show I've Got A Secret in the 1950s. I've had that episode for a long time on videotape. You can see it on YouTube.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_J._Seymour





Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, interceded to prevent a duel between Hamilton and James Monroe in 1797.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:22 AM
 
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The first drone plane was a piggy-back plane invented by the Germans in 1943, which was loaded with high explosives and carried on top of another plane, then steered by remote control to its target.




The Silver Dart was the first plane ever flown in the British Empire. It reached an altitude of 60 feet and stayed aloft for 3 quarters of a mile at Baddeck, Nova Scotia on February 23, 1909.




THE OUTLAW WHO WANTED TO BE AN ACTOR

Roy Daugherty (1870-1924)
He was a bank robber and the last surviving member of Doolin's Wild Bunch. He had been in and out of prisons and even ran a grocery store for a couple of years. He was probably watching a silent western in a movie theatre when he got the acting bug and he moved to Hollywood. He was unable to find work as an actor so he moved back to Missouri to do what he did best, rob banks.
" But he grew old, This knight so bold " and was eventually shot and killed by lawmen in Joplin.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=42340221





The Chronovisor

I don't believe this is a true event, but wouldn't it be something if this device really did exist ?
I would be watching it almost 24 hours a day, it would beat the hell out of watching what's on TV.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronovisor
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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Sir Francis Joseph Campbell (1832-1914)
The only Tennessean ever Knighted by a foreign king.
He climbed Mont Blanc 15,771 feet, the Eiger 13,900 feet, the Jungrau 13,645 feet, and the Matterhorn 14, 692 feet, yet he was blind since the age of 5.

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


https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=72962201






THE MAURICE BARRYMORE TEXAS INCIDENT OF 1879

Mayor's brother shoots actor. Both of their descendants appear in movies.

Barrymore patriarch shot by Shreveport mayor



DIGGING THE PAST: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER




https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/...ter/1410785059



Porter's Dream

http://www.news.journal.com/news/201...more-incident/
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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interesting links............Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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Montmajour Abbey
This one has a lot of history

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





The last Tasmanians

Truganini (1812-1876)

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




William Lanne (1835-1869)

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






Bissell's Ferry at Windsor, Connecticut, operated continuously for over 260 years.

Bissell’s Ferry – Wood Memorial Library & Museum
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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Giants From My Neck Of The Woods


Robert Wadlow (1918-1940)

The tallest man in history was too huge for words, so take a look


Alton Museum of History and Art - Robert Pershing Wadlow - Alton's Gentle Giant



Ella Ewing (1872-1913)

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


Living Large: Missouri Giantess died a century ago in Scotland County, Mo. - Herald-Whig -#



Kate Keithley (1833-1868)

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=88756859




Robert Earl Hughes (1926-1958)

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...r&GRid=7051577
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:56 AM
 
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MARITIME



THE SHIP THAT WAS WRECKED ON EVERY VOYAGE

The " George F Whitney " a schooner launched in 1871 went onto the rocks at Sugar Island on its maiden voyage, it was rebuilt and was wrecked at Vermilion, Ohio, on its second voyage. Rebuilt again it sailed into a storm on Lake Michigan and vanished with all hands.




UB-85

A WWI U-boat found off the coast of Scotland.
The German captain had claimed it was sunk by a sea monster.

UB-85: Wreckage of German submarine at centre of sea monster mystery found off Scotland - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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This one reminds me of that Night Gallery episode " Lone Survivor " where that guy in a lifeboat kept getting rescued by doomed ships. In this case it wasn't one man, it was all the passengers. I did a little research on all the ships involved and apparently it really did happen. I don't know about the story of the old lady and her son but the rest seems legit.

http://www.a4t.org/Stories/amazing_answer-mother.html
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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My Mother met Wadlow when she was a child...........said he was very nice.....
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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The man who was killed when an eagle mistook his bald head for a rock and dropped a tortoise on it.

Aeschylus

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



That was a CSI episode.
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