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Old 09-22-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872

The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 - Neatorama






Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) of New Hampshire, cast the first vote for American independence in 1776.






The Chandka Forest Elephant Stampede

During a severe drought, elephants went berserk and stampeded 5 villages in India killing 24 people on July 10, 1972.



In 1984, a severe drought in Kenya caused 90,000 baboons to go on the attack and kill people and animals for food. The movie "In The Shadow of Kilimanjaro" was based on this event.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:34 AM
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I've always found this fascinating, I wonder why no alternative history author picked it up before (or maybe they did and I'm the ignorant one here ?):
Succession law change would have made Kaiser Wilhelm King of England - Telegraph
"Had Lord Archer's proposed rules for the royal succession been in force at the time, Kaiser Wilhelm II would have succeeded to the British throne on August 5, 1901."
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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John Paul Jones
United States Naval Hero

He was not an American citizen, did not command a fleet of American ships and his name was not Jones.
He was a native of Kirkbeam, Scotland, his true name was John Paul. He assumed the name Jones because, as he confessed in a letter to Benjamin Franklin, he had killed a mutinous sailor on the island of Tobago, West Indes, and had to flee in fear of being indicted for murder.
Although he resided in America for some time, he was never naturalized as a citizen of the United States, and the nearest he came to commanding an American fleet was when he was master of a French ship which flew the American flag in an emergency. He did command pirate ships and during the last years of his career he was commodore of the Russian navy under Catherine the Great.





John Jacob Astor (1763-1848)
Fur trader, real estate mogul, drug lord

https://sabotagetimes.com/life/john-...de-drug-dealer
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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I've always found this fascinating, I wonder why no alternative history author picked it up before (or maybe they did and I'm the ignorant one here ?):
Succession law change would have made Kaiser Wilhelm King of England - Telegraph
"Had Lord Archer's proposed rules for the royal succession been in force at the time, Kaiser Wilhelm II would have succeeded to the British throne on August 5, 1901."
I wasn't aware of that. Learn something new every day.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:37 AM
 
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Hi Jolly (1828-1902)
One of the first camel drivers in the U.S.

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



U.S. Camel Corps (1856-1866)

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






Perth Mint Swindle 1982

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth_Mint_Swindle
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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One of my favorites.

Ferdinand Waldo Demara (1921-1982) "The Great Impostor"

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


https://gizmodo.com/a-master-imposto...rme-1711489260







Vincenzo Peruggia (1881-1925)
The man who stole the Mona Lisa

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



Mona Lisa: The theft that created a legend - CNN
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:02 AM
 
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Mystery Of The L'Oiseau Blanc 1927

The Mysterious Disappearance of L’Oiseau Blanc - History in the Headlines



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Oiseau_Blanc



Has the Missing Plane L





Weihenstephan Brewery In Bavaria
Oldest brewery in the world

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Old 09-24-2017, 05:50 AM
 
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SUCKER DAY
An Oklahoma town celebrates being swindled by a con man.

17 towns in 2017: Why does Wetumka celebrate Sucker Day? | 17towns | tulsaworld.com




Wetumkans Say Suckers Welcome | News OK




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._Bam_Morrison
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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The Army That Vanished

3000 Chinese troops in 1937

https://hubpages.com/religion-philos...-Mystery-Files






The Vanishing Battalion of WWI

The Mysterious Vanishing Battalion of WWI | Mysterious Universe
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:02 AM
 
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There were 102,000 TV sets in the United States in early 1948, two thirds were in the New York area, from which most of the first TV stations were broadcast.





Judge Crater (1889-1930?)

WHAT HAPPENED TO JUDGE CRATER?




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




Joseph Force Crater becomes the missingest man in New York - Aug 06, 1930 - HISTORY.com
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