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Old 09-05-2018, 08:09 PM
 
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The Wedding Dress
In the old days brides from wealthy families wore bold colors and layers of fur, velvet and silk. Brides in Scandinavia often wore black gowns. White became popular in 1840 after Queen Victoria married Albert of Saxe-Coburg, and wore a white gown with Honiton lace. Illustrations of the wedding were widely published.



The first go kart was created in Los Angeles by Art Ingles in 1956. The first official race took place with several home-made karts in 1957 in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. McCulloch was the first company to produce engines for go karts in 1959.




The first official pest control company was H. Tiffin & Son Ltd. in London around 1690-1695.





The Global Warming Hoax 0f 1874

https://www.realclearscience.com/lis...x_of_1874.html
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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Jink Starling
He was a yeggman. He provided towns with plenty of excitement when he blew their safes.

https://population91.com/2017/08/06/...-bank-robbery/
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Weird Stories From Old Newspapers

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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NLM CityHopper Flight 431
On October 6, 1981, a passenger plane flew through a tornado, killing all 17 on board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NLM_CityHopper_Flight_431
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:28 AM
 
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The German Heinrich Kubis was the world's first flight attendant, in 1912. Kubis first attended the passengers on board the DELAG Zeppelin LZ 10 Schwaben. He also served on the Hindenburg and was on board when it burst into flames. He survived by jumping out a window when it neared the ground.

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Our Lady Of The Angels Fire
Chicago Catholic school burned in 1958 killing 92 children and 3 nuns.

Our Lady of the Angels School fire December 1 1958 Chicago Illinois
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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The first patent for a toupee was filed in 1921, and the first patent for a hairpiece was filed in 1956.








In the 1960s, Conrad J. Gaiser, who had worked in the soap and detergent industry, applied fabric softener to a piece of cotton flannel. He named his prototype Tumble puffs. He received a patent in 1969 for this invention and sold the rights to Procter & Gamble, which marketed the product as Bounce dryer sheets.





The Aquia Train Robbery 1894
Fredericksburg, Virginia

The Aquia Train Robbery | Librarypoint
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:17 PM
 
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In 1890, Francis Robbins Upton, a former associate of Thomas Edison, invented and patented the very first automatic fire alarm. In 1902, George Andrew Darby invented the first smoke detector in Birmingham, England.




The origins of jigsaw puzzles go back to the 1760s when European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut them into small pieces. John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker, is credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767.



A rudimentary form of shaving cream was documented in Sumer around 3000 BC. This substance combined wood alkali and animal fat and was applied to a beard as a shaving preparation.





The first contact lens was invented in 1887 by A.E. Fick, a Swiss physician. It was made of glass, and was both uncomfortable and difficult to fit. It was followed in 1938 by the first plastic contact lens, and in 1950 by the first lens to cover only the cornea.



It is attested that an ancient form of hopscotch was played by Roman children, but the first recorded references to the game in the English-speaking world date back to the late 17th century, usually under the name "scotch-hop" or "scotch-hoppers".
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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The Genthin Rail Disaster December 22, 1939
Express train crashes in Germany killing 186-278 people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genthin_rail_disaster
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:24 PM
 
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On September 10, 1897, a 25-year old London taxi driver named George Smith became the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after smashing his taxi, he was fined 25 shillings.




In 1954, the kidney was the first human organ to be transplanted successfully.






Brief History Of Gold

History of gold
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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The Curious Cases Of William J Clark

A 300 pound phony army captain, check fraud, stolen vehicle, bridge collapse, CIA, FBI, plot to kill Vladimir Putin. What a strange one.

Bridge imposter | Delta Dunklin Democrat



I-40 Bridge



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