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#4454377 - 12/22/18 04:36 PM Share your interesting history trivia here  
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Bloch

Not only did this Austrian doctor treat the dying mother of Adolf Hitler when she had breast cancer but the doctor also happened to be Jewish. It’s also interesting to note that when Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Hitler gave explicit orders to the Gestapo for him not to be harmed.


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#4454400 - 12/22/18 06:05 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Third biggest slave owner in South Carolina was a black man.

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

The Wikipedia article is wrong. He and his family weren't the only slave owners in South Carolina.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Slaveowners-Masters-Carolina-1790-1860/dp/0786469315


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#4454401 - 12/22/18 06:17 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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First slave owner in Virginia was a black man

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Johnson_(colonist)


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
First slave owner in Virginia was a black man

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Johnson_(colonist)


First slave owner in the Americas period. Until then, if they converted to Christianity, you had to release the indentured servant after 7 years of service. He argued that it didn't count for blacks, because he could buy them for life. So ironically it was a black man that brought slavery to the US.


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#4454463 - 12/22/18 11:31 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Many years ago today...

Absolutely NOBODY I know, my family, or anyone they knew EVER owned slaves.


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#4454478 - 12/23/18 12:55 AM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The Wailing Wall is NOT where the Temple was. It was where Fortress Antonia was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tzom66XhZ8

Mount Sinai is located at Jabel Al Lawz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7NgmKl3Cq4

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#4454489 - 12/23/18 02:50 AM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Americas 10th President, John Tyler, has two living grandsons.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-two-of-president-john-tylers-grandsons-are-still-alive/


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#4454499 - 12/23/18 03:53 AM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Interesting stuff. That last one of yours F4 really threw my brain for a loop.

Those two points Timothy are really interesting. I've known about the real Mt. Sinai for several years now and its extremely fascinating to me. If anyone's interested I recommend the book The Exodus Case written by Dr. Lennart Moller. I appreciate his scholarly work and this book is more akin to a text book and is amazing. His and Jim and Penny Caldwell's experiences and research are really cool. What also amazes me is that it seems that this area has now become more open than in decades past and it almost seems like Saudi Arabia is primed to make it an tourist attraction. I could be wrong on that but I hope they continue to protect it. I've got all kinds of interesting tags of this area on Google Earth.

I've only recently been made aware that the temple mount may not be where the original temple mount was which is really interesting. I know there seems to be a lot of excavation being done in a location I think they call the City of David and that its likely in this area that the temple was.

#4454541 - 12/23/18 01:41 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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One more trivia bit from me:

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, Germany and Italy were technically under no obligation to enter the war against the US since the Tripartite Pact was only a defensive alliance.


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Abraham Lincoln was a champion wrestler, fought over 300 bouts and lost only 1. He was not however, as some claim, posthumously inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame.


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Tsutomu Yamaguchi lived and worked in Nagasaki Japan in 1945. In August 1945 he had traveled on business to Hiroshima, where he survived the first combat use of a nuclear weapon. Injured he returned home to Nagasaki, where he survived the nuclear bombing of that city as well.


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#4454681 - 12/24/18 05:58 AM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The graves of the first British soldier killed in WWI, Private J. Parr, and the last British soldier killed in WWI, Private G.E. Ellison, are located a mere 5m from each other at St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium.
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#4454708 - 12/24/18 11:36 AM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There's a mild debate about how many Presidents the US has had, and I don't mean by inclusion of John Hanson.

David Rice Atchison was, according to some, president of the USA for a day, and probably didn't even know it. It had to do when an oath of office was taken- Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday. Polk's tenure was up that same day, at noon. Taylor was sworn in that Monday, meaning technically there was no POTUS sworn in for a day.

Atchison was next in line for POTUS at the time, as Senate’s president pro tempore. Detractors of the notion point out that Atchison wasn't in official office himself at the time, owing to the same exact timing and end of HIS term in the Senate on the same day Polk was no longer POTUS. However, Atchison was re-elected so the role of Senate president pro tempore did not change during this time and neither did the person serving as Senate president pro tempore. In addition, detractors will point out, the president-elect technically 'takes over' when the outgoing POTUS comes to the end of his term; the oath is a formality.

A man possibly US president due to technicality, and who himself is denied by most constitutional scholars as US president by the very same technicality. The guy can't win!


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#4454719 - 12/24/18 01:51 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Only one non-US citizen has ever held the rank of General in the US military.

Marquis de Lafayette


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The pilot the Red Baron attempted to shoot down the day he died went on and flew a mercy mission on Jan 1 1929. WOP May and Vic Horner few an Avro Avian with a serum for diphtheria from Edmonton to Little Red River. He was also instrumental in the hunting down of the Mad Trapper in early 1932 when he saw tracks in the snow. During WW2 he helped with what would become Search and Rescue. The USAAF awarded him the Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm in 1947 for his work in S&R.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4454893 - 12/25/18 11:58 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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One of the very last remaining infantry units defending the Berlin Reich Chancellory in April/May 1945 wasn’t even German. It was the French 33rd “Charlemagne” Waffen SS regiment.

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George Armstrong Custer was one of three Custer brothers killed at Little Big Horn, it wasn't his death that stunned the nation, but his brother Tom. Tom Custer was the most decorated soldier on the Union side of the Civil War, holder of two CMH's and far wider known.

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No Avro built Lancasters survive. All surviving Lancasters, and known Lancaster wrecks, were built by other manufacturers.


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Lancasters built by Victory Aircraft of Malton ON are the most numerous with 10. One of two flying examples, the other built by Vickers-Armstrong.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4455071 - 12/27/18 10:45 PM Re: Share your interesting history trivia here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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For many years this was thought to be one of only two pictures of William McCarty, aka., William Bonney or Billy the Kid. Of course, in the last year or two-- with the recent discovery of another picture--valued in the millions,new pictures of the kid seem to be appearing almost weekly. For that kind of money, I think I have a couple in an old shoebox somewhere.

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Anyway, notice that his handgun is in a left handed holster on his left hip, which led everybody to assume he was left handed. This was mentioned in most articles and books about him for years--plus it was the way he was portrayed in the movies. One movie from 1958 that starred Paul Newman as the kid was even titled "Left Handed Gun"

However, the problem was that this picture was reproduced from an original ferrotype--more commonly known as a tintype. Since those pictures have no negative and are printed directly on a metal plate, they are reversed. Generally, when they are reproduced in other mediums, the image will be reversed again so it is oriented correctly. This wasn't done in the case of the picture of Billy---leading people to the wrong conclusion.

At some point, modern computer enhancements revealed that there was a loading gate incorrectly showing on the left side of the receiver of his 1873 carbine. It should be on the right side of the rifle. That's when people began to realize the mistake and that Billy was really right handed. Now, it's kind of hard to even find the incorrect version of the picture.

One other bit of trivia concerning Billy the Kid. His escapades took place during the Lincoln county wars in New Mexico territory between 1878 and 1881. At one point he sought an amnesty from the territorial governor--a former civil war Union major general by the name of Lew Wallace. Supposedly Wallace committed to the deal, but this was never proved nor did it happen. Unfortunately, Wallace resigned from the New Mexico office to accept a new position as the US minister to the Ottoman Empire. Wallace was also a writer and during his time as the governor had just finished a historical fiction novel he had been working on for several years.

That novel went on to become the most widely published novel of historical fiction of the 19th century--far surpassing "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and was only dethroned from that title in the 1930's by Margaret Michell's "Gone with the Wind". Wallace's book also inspired several plays and at least three movies--the most well known starring Charleton Heston. That book was "Ben Hur: A tale of the Christ".

Most of the dates and other info I got from Wikipedia.



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