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Old 09-09-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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Pinching someone for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is an American tradition that dates back to the 1700s. Legend has it that leprechauns would pinch people for not wearing green.






The Rhythm Night Club Fire
A dancehall burns in Natchez on April 23, 1940, killing 209 people.

https://www.firehouse.com/home/artic...ation-vanishes
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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Henry Lee Moore
This fiend is suspected of killing at least 25 people with an ax, including the ones in Villisca in 1912.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Moore.gif




https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=...D19130509.2.12




https://allthatsinteresting.com/villisca-axe-murders
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:36 PM
 
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On September 30, 1788, Pennsylvania elected the first U.S. senators, William Maclay and Robert Morris.








The Dale Dyke Dam Disaster
A dam burst in 1864 England killing 240 people.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-26478728









Which of these musicians had their guitar stolen in the St. Louis area ?

Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
Bennie Smith
Henry Townsend
Rich Lang




The correct answer is all of them.
They are among a long list of unfortunate victims that lost their guitars in St. Louis.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:11 AM
 
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The practice of tipping began in Tudor England. " By the 17th century, it was expected that overnight guests to private homes would provide sums of money, known as vails, to the host's servants. Soon afterwards, customers began tipping in London coffeehouses and other commercial establishments ".

(Wikipedia)









The St. Hilaire Train Disaster (June 29, 1864)
Canada's worst recorded train disaster. 99 people died.

https://interestingcanadianhistory.w...rain-disaster/



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St-Hilaire_train_disaster
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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The SS London Disaster 1866
A British Steamship sinks killing 220 people.

https://dawlishchronicles.com/1866-h...of-the-london/




Gustavus Brooke (1818-1866)
This actor was on board the London. After helping people get into the lifeboats he just calmly stood on deck watching the last one row away.

https://www.portrait.gov.au/people/gustavus-brooke-1818
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:18 PM
 
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Jules Leotard (1838-1870)
Earliest trapeze artist.
Leotards were named after him. He inspired the song " The daring young man on the flying trapeze "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_L%C3%A9otard




https://www.historytoday.com/richard...peze-performed
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:41 AM
 
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The first recorded instance of sandpaper was in 13th century China when crushed shells, seeds, and sand were bonded to parchment using natural gum. Sharkskin was used as sandpaper. Sandpaper was originally known as glass paper, as it used particles of glass.




History Of Puppets

History of Puppets - Puppetry History for Kids | Mocomi
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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Charles Frederick King (1868-1938)
First sidearm pitcher in the major leagues.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Silver_King
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:56 PM
 
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Insects were the first to achieve flight, they developed wings at least 320 million years ago. Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to fly, about 230 million years ago.




On August 4, 1967, The Monkees found a 16 year old girl who had stowed away on their plane when they arrived in St. Louis from Minneapolis. Her father threatened to bring charges of transporting a minor across state lines.




The first known gambling casino, the Ridotto, in Venice, Italy, began operating in 1638.





The Malted Milk Ball
William Horlick, a native of England, began experimenting in Wisconsin with the production of dried milk products. In 1887, he created malted milk powder which he hoped to market as a health food. His malted milk became popular as a sweetener for infant formula, fountain drinks and waffles. In 1936, Forrest Mars created the first candy using the powder with a malted milk center covered with milk chocolate. They were called "Giants" by the Overland Candy Company in 1939. They were renamed "Whoppers" ten years later.





Charles Goodyear (1800-1860)
Developed vulcanized rubber
He had some miserable luck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Goodyear
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:39 AM
 
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Walter Earl Durand (1913-1939)
" Tarzan of the Tetons "
He was a mountain man who killed 4 lawmen during an 11-day manhunt in the Wyoming mountains. The movie "Wyoming Outlaw" starring John Wayne appeared in theaters 3 months after Durand's death. "The Legend Of Earl Durand" starring Peter Haskell came out in 1974.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...er-earl-durand



https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclope...ys-earl-durand



There is a ballad about him called "The Ballad of Earl Durand"

https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone...=50433&lang=en
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