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Old 09-20-2017, 06:46 AM
 
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A 12 room house was carried away by the Johnstown, Pa., flood in 1889, landed 2 miles away on a foundation laid for an identical house being built from the same blueprints by the same contractor. William Thomas, owner of the property, bought the house and occupied it for 43 years.





The Alexander column in Leningrad, Russia, which is 154 feet high, was erected in the winter of 1834 and to keep its mortar from freezing, it was mixed with hundreds of barrels of vodka.



Glyndwr Michael (1909-1943) The Man Who Never Was



The Man Who Never Was - The True Story of Glyndwr Michael



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyndwr_Michael
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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The first car ferry of the Great Western Railway was built on the Clyde River in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1866. It was then dismantled and shipped across the Atlantic in 10,878 pieces.



Steamboat captain, Isaiah Sellers, who was the first to use the nom de plume "Mark Twain" carried his tombstone with him for many years aboard ship. He and his tombstone are now in St. Louis.




The Disappearance Of Ambrose Bierce




https://www.historicmysteries.com/di...mbrose-bierce/
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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The First American President

Pedro de la Gasca (1485-1560) was sent by Spain to crush a revolt in Peru in 1546 and was given the title "President of the Royal Audience."






Two Hotels Collide On Highway

On September 5, 1925, the Springwater Hotel, a 3-story structure in Kenatchee, Washington, washed off its foundation by a flash flood where it crossed a 60-foot-wide highway and collided with the Terminal Hotel.





Mystery Of The L-8 Blimp

Mystery of the Ghost Blimp | HistoryNet
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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John S Mosby (1833-1916) The famed Confederate raider, became a lawyer while serving a prison sentence. He studied law under the guidance of the district attorney who had prosecuted him.







" We're dead, come on in "

The Young Brothers Massacre

In 1932, ten police officers armed with revolvers go to a farmhouse to arrest 2 brothers armed with rifles and shotguns.

Video: The Young Brothers Massacre | Watch OzarksWatch Video Magazine Online | Ozarks Public Television Video




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Brothers_massacre
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:04 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
All those cats were accounted for after Hurricane Irma went through. I think the article said 64 of them were there and they all survived.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:19 AM
 
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All those cats were accounted for after Hurricane Irma went through. I think the article said 64 of them were there and they all survived.
That's good.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:27 AM
 
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Saint Valentine (AD 226-Feb 14, 269) was a temple priest in Rome who was tortured and beheaded by the emperor Claudius II for helping Christian couples wed.





Clark Stanley "The Rattlesnake King"
Snake oil salesman


https://www.skeptiseum.org/index.php...3&cat=medicine




A History Of 'Snake Oil Salesmen' : Code Switch : NPR




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Stanley
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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Sir Edmund Backhouse (1873-1944)
Scholar, Forger, Confidence man


The Infamous Sir Edmund Backhouse | The World of Chinese


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Ed...e,_2nd_Baronet






The Bone Wars


The Bone Wars | The DinoZone



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Wars
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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Charles Hatfield (1875-1958) "The Rainmaker"
They cried for rain and he gave it to them, but good.

https://daily.jstor.org/charles-hatfield-rainmaker/


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







A Costly Failure


The Jari Project

Murder is Everywhere: Daniel K. Ludwig and the Jari Project



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jari_project
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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Montana, when originally suggested as the name of a U.S. territory, was rejected by Secretary of State Charles Sumner who insisted there was no such word. John Ashley, chairman of the committee that recommended the name, had a researcher check the library of congress for weeks and finally found a single use of the word in "5th of November," a poem by Milton.





Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819)
First woman professional balloonist

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...phie-blanchard






Lake Nyos Disaster 1986

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