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Old 08-23-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Roland B Molineux (1866-1917) & The Knickerbocker Murder Case
He was the son of a Civil War general and the only person accused of murder to have a Broadway play.

Unpleasantness at the Knickerbocker Club |



His Photograph

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...rnham-molineux




His Play

https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-produc...an-inside-7733
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:05 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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SS Schiller
German ferry disaster in 1875. Only 37 survivors.

https://www.submerged.co.uk/schiller.php






Spindletop was the first U.S. oil well and was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on January 10, 1901. The world's first commercial oil well was established at Oil Springs, Ontario, in 1858.






On January 9, 1929, The Seeing Eye was established in Nashville, Tennessee, for training dogs to assist the blind.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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Thomas Jefferson got a letter in 1813 from two men claiming to have seen a UFO.

https://www.monticello.org/site/rese...ric-phenomenon



https://www.ploddingthroughthepresid...fting-ufo.html
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:01 PM
 
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Where Old Sayings Originated

The Origins of Some Old Sayings







The first hairdryer was invented in 1890 by French stylist Alexander Godefroy for use in his salon. A person had to sit under a bonnet that was attached to the chimney pipe of a gas stove.
The handheld hairdryers came out around 1915.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:15 AM
 
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James Edward Little (1876-1953)
Notorious art forger and thief

Taranaki Story - The Little Fakes






The first recorded signs of a lottery are Keno slips from the Chinese Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 BC. These lotteries are believed to have helped finance major government projects like the Great Wall of China.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:39 PM
 
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" Bally Hoo " was the first coin-operated pinball game and was invented by the founder of the Bally Corporation, Raymond Maloney in 1931.






Myall Creek Massacre 1838
7 Australians were hanged for the massacre of 30 Aborigines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myall_Creek_massacre
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:39 PM
 
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Pu Yi The Last Emperor Of China (1906-1967)
Spent most of his life as a puppet

https://www.historytoday.com/richard...china-pardoned







The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O'Lantern to America. They didn't have pumpkins in Ireland, they used turnips and potatoes.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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Twisted History Australia
A lot of stories on this site, it will take forever to read them all. Quite a few convicts and escaped lunatics. Just click on "older posts" to bring up more.

June 2017 – Twisted History (Limelight Tours)



This one I thought was interesting. It sounds like a Twilight Zone episode. I bet the guy had an eerie chill run up his spine when he read the tombstone.

STRANGE COINCIDENCE AMONG THE GRAVES. – Twisted History (Limelight Tours)
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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SS Cambria 1870
British ship with 179 on board sinks and there was just 1 survivor.

Cambria, Anchor Line
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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Victor Null (1939-1972)
He invented a new type of fuel-efficient rotary engine that weighed only 35 pounds that he had been working on since he was 15 years old. His partner took out a $2 million life insurance policy on him and bumped him off. They don't say what became of the engine.

Murder and Global Warming |
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