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Old 09-26-2018, 11:22 PM
 
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SPT Airboat Line
World's first scheduled winged airline service

https://patriciahysell.wordpress.com...rst-in-flight/


This guy supplied the planes.
His company went out of business the year after he died in a freak accident.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Benoist
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:03 AM
 
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Giant Meteorite Kills Two In India 1928

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The Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre is a public swimming pool complex in Melbourne, Australia. It is named in honor of Prime Minister Harold Holt, who had drowned during its construction.
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Sept. 30, 1927

BABOON MADE FIREMEN'S PET AFTER SLAPPING COP

Woodbridge, NJ., Sept. 29----Members of the Woodbridge Fire Department have a new pet today in Bosco, a full-grown baboon that escaped from the home of former Mayor William Ryan.
Bosco wandered into town a year ago and has been at the former mayor's home ever since. Yesterday Mrs. Allen Leisen saw the animal go into her cellar and summoned Patrolman Parsons. Bosco slapped the cop but was caught in a burlap bag. Bosco was presented to the fire department on condition he be kept confined to the firehouse.







Barrier Miner Dec. 1, 1951

CRIPPLED GANGSTER

San Francisco, Nov. 30----A crippled youth of 15 has admitted a series of burglaries.
For 11 years he had been confined to a wheelchair, but collected a small gang of other youths and directed their nefarious activities.
The youth, Leo Whaley, was an enthusiast in crime. He made a kit of burglar tools, which the police say is the most complete in the United States and carried them in a box slung beneath his wheelchair. He told the police that he took to crime just for the thrill.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Stephen Poplawski is credited with inventing the blender in 1922. Poplawski was the first to put spinning blades at the bottom of a container. In 1932, Poplawski received patents for a machine that would reduce fruits and vegetables to a liquid.









In 1978, a man fell 29 stories in the Transamerica Pyramid Building in San Francisco while screaming "Whoopee" all the way down and survived.

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Old 09-28-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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Wandering Church

In 1915, the floods in the Midwest washed a church off its foundation and deposited it in another town that had lost their own church from the flood.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/91356498






San Francisco Call Sep. 2, 1910

SIX SLAIN, SEVEN WOUNDED BY INDIAN

Shoshone Chief Runs Amuck When Mother-In-Law Refuses To Marry Him

Reno, Nev., Sep. 1---Word reached here today of the killing of six Indians and the wounding of an officer and six Indian children by Gully, an Indian Chief of the Shoshone tribe in Willow Patch County, a few days ago. Gully himself was finally slain, according to the report.
The story is to the effect that Gully became angered because his mother-in-law refused to marry him. He killed his first wife, then his mother-in-law, brother-in-law and three other Indians. Henry Griers, a white man, tried to arrest the enraged chief and was shot, but will not die. Stray bullets struck six Indian children, but they will live. After the slaughter, Gully sought shelter behind a pile of rocks, but was hunted down by an Indian named Joe and killed.
Gully had a bad record and had been tried for murder. He was a terror to Indians and Whites alike.
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:36 PM
 
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In 1961, telephone relay stations in two states were blown up by two men belonging to an organization called the " American Republican Army "

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Old 09-28-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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An Irish botanist named Sir Hans Sloane is credited with inventing chocolate milk when he was in Jamaica in the early 1700s.




People in southern Turkey were using bricks for building material in 7000 BC.





Milwaukee Journal Feb. 27, 1927

William Fuld, 54, toy manufacturer and inventor of the Ouija Board for " spirit communications, " died Saturday afternoon from injuries suffered when he fell three stories from the roof of his toy factory.
Mr. Fuld was superintending the replacement of a worn-out flagpole. An iron support pulled from its moorings and Mr. Fuld toppled over backwards.





History Of The Spork

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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On July 21, 1983, the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica recorded the lowest temperature ever measured. -89.2 C (-128.6 F, 184.0 k)









1926 Astoria Shootout
A mailman defends himself against a man and his two sons.

http://genealogytrails.com/mo/texas/...ootingnews.htm
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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The tangerine got its name from Tangiers in Morocco, the port where the fruit was first shipped to Europe and Florida in the United States in the 1800s.




About 1877, Col. Alphonse Mangin of the French Army invented a double spherical glass mirror that was widely employed in searchlights until about 1885, when the parabolic reflector came into use.





Frank "Rocky" Fiegel (1868-1947)
He was the inspiration for Popeye

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...2/frank-fiegel


Other people who inspired characters for the cartoon.

Official POPEYE Fanclub
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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THE TITANIC





Dorothy Gibson (1889-1946)
Silent film actress who survived the Titanic and made a movie about it a little over a week later called "Saved From The Titanic" where she played herself and even wore the same clothes that she had on when she was rescued.

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





Samuel Joseph Scott (1895-1910)
This 15 year-old boy was the first victim of the Titanic when he fell off a ladder during its construction. He finally got a headstone 100 years later.

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.or...st-victim.html
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