The Great Depression facts that you did not realized

…ealed that 1.5 million married women were abandoned by their husbands. Chicago gangster Al Capone (1899-1947), in one of his sporadic attempts at public relations, opened a soup kitchen during the Great Depression. For millions, soup kitchens provided the only food they would see all day. After the initial crash, there was a wave of suicides in the New York’s financial district. It is said that the clerks of one hotel even started asking new…

The most spiritual events and legends of 19th century

…efore long other spirits joined in. The story about the Fox sister and their connection to the spirit world spread into the community. The sisters appeared in a theater in Rochester, New York, and charged admission for a demonstration of their communications with spirits. These events became known as the “Rochester rappings” or “Rochester knockings.” Abraham Lincoln saw a vision in a mirror On election night 1860 Abraham…

The most bizarre deaths of Victorian age

…of the inn, Isaack Rabbanovitch, objected, and tried to snatch it back. It would be an understatement to say this was an error. In the chaotic scenes that ensued the infuriated animal hugged to death the tavern keeper, then did the same to his two sons and daughter. The villagers found the drunken animal asleep on the floor in a pool of blood and alcohol, surrounded by its victims. The bear was immediately shot. Laughed himself to death Almost…

USA was putting small doses of poison into alcohol during prohibition!

…r, the bootleggers began hiring chemists to extract poisoned content. As bootleggers found out a solution to poison the US government started adding more and more quantity of poison into the alcohol that it couldn’t all be extracted. As a result, up to 10,000 people died. As always, the government was trying to protect the public from dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, but instead protection they ended up killing 10,000 citizens….

Allies discussed killing Rommel in run-up to D-Day landings

…e critical point might really be a blow to the German effort”. The targets considered were political figures as well as Gestapo agents, heads of supplies and those involved in other important “economic organisations”.   If the French like to assassinate Germans or collaborators we should not deter them.Victor Cavendish-Bentinck Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Services Mr Peake’s initial letter suggesting the plan…

Back to ancient school times

…aught music, poetry, philosophy, mathematics and more. At around age 14, they even had the chance to attend secondary school. Physical education was also seen as a necessary part of a curriculum to produce well-rounded citizens, and to ensure that Athens was never at a disadvantage in war times. Emphasis was placed on intellect. Only boys received any kind of formal education. Girls were taught at home, if they received any academic instruction…

Mysterious swords

…ng James IV sent the Wallace sword to have its scabbard, belt, and pommel replaced with something more befitting a sword of such stature. The sword as it is now, in the National Wallace Monument, bears the replacement parts. Did Wallace have a Frankensword? While Cressingham was most definitely flayed, accounts have Wallace using the unfortunate tax collector’s skin only for his sword belt, not the actual sword. The story also came from the…

In 1959 Volvo invented a 3 point seat belt and gave free license to all car manufacturers

…quiring not just the fitting of seat belts, but also their actual use. In the first year of law, traffic fatalities in the state dropped by 18 per cent. New South Wales followed with similar legislation a year later and today, everyone but taxi drivers are legally required across Australia to wear seat belts front and back. In 1927 Volvo’s founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson stated that: “Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle…