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User Name: Russella
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Topic: Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (1957)
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:40:18 PM
He took up shoemaking, and apprenticed as one! He displayed an extremist attitude towards the preparation and execution of his roles. He remains an enigmatic and brilliant actor-extraordinaire, unusual in today's Hollywood.
Topic: Ulysses S. Grant (1822)
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:45:25 PM
Responsible for the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, fighting for civil rights, and the prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan, Grant is one of my heroes, and he is my favorite president alongside Lincoln. His father and John Brown's father worked together. Wonderful non-coincidence.
Topic: US President Abraham Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus (1861)
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:14:31 PM
I imagine Habeus Corpus was easier to attain and administer back then with far fewer states than what we have today.
Topic: To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:42:28 PM
Why should he "be unable to bear what happens to any mortal being"? Today, anyone would have great difficulty bearing the loss of sight, yet Milton questioned the complaint of such. Was it due to his own nature or his time that he should be so stalwart in the face of tragedy?
Topic: Storm Chasing
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:38:06 PM
David Hoadley is considered to be the first storm chaser. He began chasing storms in North Dakota when he was 18 years old.
Topic: Sue Taylor Grafton (1940)
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 12:22:24 AM
After her experiences writing screenplays, Sue Grafton was left with zero interest in working with Hollywood, and she threatened to haunt her children if they ever sold the rights to her works to Hollywood producers after she died.
Topic: Hersheypark Opens in Pennsylvania (1907)
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 12:19:26 AM
The SooperDooperLooper, the first looping roller coaster, opened on the Fourth of July, 1977.
Topic: Radiocarbon Dating
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 12:15:54 AM
Several tons of carbon-14 were created, with peak levels found in 1965, two years after a 13-year period of banned atmospheric nuclear testing. Since then, the atmospheric bomb carbon load has decreased.
Topic: World's Fair Starts in Seattle, Washington (1962)
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 2:23:58 AM
President John F. Kennedy lied about claiming to be too ill to attend the ceremony because he was otherwise occupied with the Cuban Missile Crisis at the time.
Topic: Blood Eagle Torture
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 2:21:01 AM
King Ælla of Northumbria, Halfdan son of King Haraldr Hárfagri of Norway, King Maelgualai of Munster, and possibly Archbishop Ælfheah of Canterbury were reportedly victims of this gruesome and macabre torture.

I believe that the historicity of this practice is apocryphal.