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Old 09-18-2017, 05:44 AM
 
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My Mother met Wadlow when she was a child...........said he was very nice.....
I remember my dad telling me that when he was a kid he got to see Robert Wadlow.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:47 AM
 
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That was a CSI episode.
My history teacher told me about him but I never could remember his name.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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The first picture of a cauliflower ear was on a gold coin minted in Taranto, Italy, over 2,400 years ago depicting Hercules as a pugilist with a cauliflower ear.



John Clerk (1728-1812) wrote the essay on naval tactics that revolutionized naval warfare and was credited with the strategy that enabled Admiral Nelson to win his many naval victories against the French, yet he had never been to sea.




The headquarters of the Knights of Rhodes in Rome, Italy, has been inhabited continuously for more than 1,900 years.



The Knights Hospitaller

The Knights Hospitaller
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:35 AM
 
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WWII




STILL FIGHTING AFTER WAR ENDED


Hiroo Onoda (1922-2014)

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




Teruo Nakamura (1919-1979)

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





133 DAYS ON A RAFT

P. Lim (1918-1991)

Miracle Survival - **** Lim



https://survivor-story.com/he-surviv...he-s-atlantic/







B-24 SURVIVORS WALK 100 MILES ACROSS LIBYAN DESERT (Inspired Twilight Zone episode "King Nine Will Not Return")

Lady Be Good

https://www.damninteresting.com/the-...-lady-be-good/







The Diaries

The "Lady Be Good" Ghost Bomber of WWII - The Diary Page
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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INCREDIBLE ONE-MAN SHOOTOUTS

There have been many throughout history. Here are a few:


Jonathan R Davis

Captain Jonathan R. Davis




Elfego Baca

https://truewestmagazine.com/legend-elfego-baca/




James Riley

Newton Kansas, Hyde Park shootout
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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The Wagon Train Led By A Dead Man


Wagon train to Oregon led by a dead man | Offbeat Oregon History



https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...e=gr&GRid=8109





The Irish Wilderness


Ozarks History: The Irish Settlement



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Wilderness
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:35 AM
 
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Famous Writers And Their Cats

All of them seemed to have one.
Edgar Allan Poe's cat would sit on his shoulder and give him inspiration while he was writing. Charles Dickens' cat would snuff out the candle with its paw late at night to signal Dickens that it was time for bed. Everyone knows about Ernest Hemingway's cats:

hemingwayhome.com | Cats



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








The largest gold nugget in history is the Holtermann nugget, found in Australia on October 19, 1872. It is 4.9 feet high, 2.2 feet wide and weighs 630 pounds.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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The first iron warship was the "Karteria" a Greek paddle steamer commanded by Captain Abney Hastings, an Englishman. It was the first iron ship to engage in naval warfare when it successfully led a Greek squadron against a superior Turkish fleet on September 23, 1826.



The Church of Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, has been shared by Catholics and Protestants for over 500 years.



No U.S. President had a telephone in his office until 1929. From 1878-1929 the President had to go into a hallway and use a phone in a booth.



John Witherspoon (1723-1794) was the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who was a member of the clergy.




Abraham Lincoln had a grandfather whose name was also Abraham, and who also was killed by an assassin's bullet, and who also had a son named Thomas.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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William Crush And His Deadly Publicity Stunt Of 1896




Crash at Crush | Waco History




Texas Co-op Power Magazine - Texas Stories: The Deadly Crash at Crush - An Online Community for Members of Texas Electric Cooperatives




A Texas Scrapbook: San Antonio's Military Plaza
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:09 AM
 
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The Chevalier d'Andrieux, a French nobleman, killed 72 men in duels during the 1600s.




George Washington was the only president in the US inaugurated in 2 different cities, New York April 1789 and Philadelphia March 1793.





Night Of The Big Wind January 6, 1839

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/h...people-in-1839





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