US President fought 103 duels to defend his wife’s honor

…out ever having obtained a divorce. Rachel quickly divorced her first husband and then legally married Jackson. This remained a sore point for Jackson who deeply resented attacks on his wife’s honor. Jackson fought 103 duels, many nominally over his wife’s honor. Charles Dickinson, the only man Jackson ever killed in a duel, had been goaded into angering Jackson by Jackson’s political opponents. Nominally fought over a…

Remembering Nelson Mandela

…f forgiveness and reconciliation, combined with hope for the nation’s future. His marriage to Winnie Mandela ended in divorce in 1996, and in 1998 Mandela wed the politician and humanitarian Graça Machel, widow of the former president of Mozambique. He served only one term as president before stepping aside in 1999, when he was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki, of the ANC. Though officially retired from politics, Mandela remained a leading…

Egyptian soldiers attack on Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat

Egyptian soldiers fire on Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat while reviewing a military parade. The assassination is attributed to the Muslim Brotherhood. October 06, 1981 in Cairo. The attackers included four enlisted men, an army major and a lieutenant. The major and two enlisted men were killed in the swarm around the reviewing stand, once other members of the military realized what was taking place. The rest were arrested. The attackers…

Top richest USA Presidents of all time

…leave office, you are paid an annual pension of $199,000. You are also entitled to Secret Service protection for life plus a $100,00 per year for staff, an office space and medical insurance. This last perk only existed for Presidents after 1958. Since 2001, The President is paid an annual salary of $400,000. He also has access to a $200,000 travel and entertainment expense account. Top 10 richest Presidents of all time (with adjusted…

The most spiritual events and legends of 19th century

…ng the spooky vision of himself and a his pale double in the mirror, Lincoln had a nightmare in which he visited the lower level of the White House, which was decorated for a funeral. He asked whose funeral, and was told the president had been murdered. Within weeks Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater. A decapitated train conductor One famous ghost train which used to appear in the American Midwest was apparently an apparition of…