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Old 09-28-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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Champawat Tiger
This one tiger was responsible for an estimated 436 deaths.

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






Mark Hofmann 1954-
He forged documents on the history of the Latter Day Saints.

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






Thomas Selfridge (1882-1908)
First active member of the U.S. military to die in a plane crash.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Selfridge
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Albert Bilicke (1861-1915)
He testified for Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral trial. He died on the Lusitania.

Mr. Albert Clay Bilicke - The Lusitania Resource






A lot of major train wrecks in the U.S. in 1918


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Wreck_of_1918



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




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammon...us_Train_Wreck
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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The first baby carriage was constructed in New York by Charles Burton in 1848.



The oldest home in Australia is the MacArthur House in Parramatta, which was built in 1793.



Pistols used by American sailors in the Revolutionary War for boarding enemy vessels were equipped with bayonets.



The Chinese have used fingerprints on legal documents for over a thousand years.



In 1826, Captain Slash, a robber who had been terrorizing people in Northampton, England, kicked off his shoes into the crowd during his hanging because people had always told him he would die with his boots on.



Arthur Crean was the first member of the U.S. armed forces to be issued a service number. He was #1.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Crean
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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First And Last American Casualties Of Wars





Isaac Davis (1744-1775) Revolutionary War

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=45693248



Elmer E Ellsworth (1837-1861) Civil War

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...e=gr&GRid=4668



John J Williams (1843-1865) Civil War

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...r&GRid=6805019



Joseph William Guyton (1889-1918) WWI

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=38147395



Henry Gunther (1895-1918) WWI

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





Robert M Losey (1908-1940) WWII

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._Losey




Anthony J Marchione (1925-1945) WWII

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=30966890
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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The Heilongjiang Hand Cannon
World's oldest surviving firearm

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





The Battle of Tanga aka The Battle of The Bees November 3-5 1914

What do you do when you're leading your troops and you get attacked by thousands and thousands of pissed off bees ? You drop your gun and run like hell.

05 November 1914 – Battle Of The Bees | The Great War Blog


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





Here is an earlier battle with bees.

The Battle of The Bees April 3, 1864

Battle of the Bees
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:34 AM
 
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The longest boxing match in history occurred in 1893 when Andy Bowen and Jack Burke fought for 110 rounds. It took 7 hours and 19 minutes and referee John Duffy called it "no contest" after both men were too dazed to continue.




Jumbo The Elephant (1861-1885)

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...=gr&GRid=10472


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






First Elephant In The United States

America's First Elephant
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:14 AM
 
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The walls of Euryelos Castle in Syracuse, Sicily, built by the ancient Greeks without mortar of any kind are still standing 2,300 years later.




Gen. Adolphus Greely (1844-1935)
Served in the Union army. First American soldier to rise from a private to a general.

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


https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...e=gr&GRid=2270





Police clubs carried during the French Revolution were made of solid ivory.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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The treasury door of Tewkesbury Abbey, England, is reinforced with strips of metal taken from the armor of knights slain in the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471.




Calvin Graham (1930-1992)
Youngest American to serve in WWII

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






William S Bowdern (1897-1983)
The exorcist priest

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=45126753



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._Bowdern
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:47 PM
 
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Vesna Vulovic (1950-2016)
Survived the longest fall from a plane

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesna_Vulovi%C4%87






The Iron Mountain Baby

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



Story of the Iron Mountain Baby - Coal Steam Tourist Train -Tourism Railroad - St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway - Jackson, Missouri






The first mention of a Christmas tree in American literature was in a story in the 1836 edition of The Token And The Atlantic Souvenir titled " New Year's Day."
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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The Bear Gates of the Traquair House in Scotland have been locked since 1745.

The Bear Gates of Traquair





The Night The Stars Fell In 1833

https://www.richmond-dailynews.com/2...-life-went-on/


https://ldsmag.com/article-1-12763/


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






Grand Vizier Kara Mustapha of Turkey had 3,000 wives. He was strangled on Christmas Day in 1683 for having failed to capture the city of Vienna.
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