Genghis Khan was a slave for a while. He escaped, though, and the rest is history.
Florins and ducats were gold coins used for common trade in Europe starting in the Middle Ages. The florin was minted by Florence and the ducat by Venice. Ducats eventually became minted by other nations. The Hungarian ducat remained in use until 1915.
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Cubic zirconium beats diamond, at least by traditional measures of beauty. The original test for diamond beauty was the number of colors displayed while refracting light. CZ is much better at this.
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Famed science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein served as an ensign aboard the famed aircraft carrier USS Lexington in 1929. He entered a short story in a shipboard writing contest. He didn’t win.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-18-17 Robert A. Heinlein served as an ensign On USS Lexington
Who was E. Irvin Scott? He was the Swarthmore resident, who along with brother Clarence, was the first to sell toilet paper on a roll. The Scotts had a great company whose headquarters ended up near Philadelphia International Airport until it was destroyed by Albert J. Dunlap in 1995.
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William Durant last years — William Durant, the founder of General Motors, went bankrupt in the Great Depression. He spent his last years managing a bowling alley in Flint, Mich.
William Durant last years — William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 5-16-17
The first automobile was built in 1769 by French Army Captain Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. It was meant to be used for transporting cannons. It traveled at about 2 miles per hour. One of the reasons it failed to catch on was the fire in the boiler kept going out.
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The melody for “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is from the Civil War drinking song “Johnny Fill Up the Bowl.”
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Anglii was the Roman name for the place we now know as Denmark, at least the southern part. The occupants did not like it there so they sailed west and found an island to live on. The part that is called England on that island gets its name from them.
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Sadistic serial killer Ted Bundy was a Rockefeller Republican. He attended the 1968 GOP convention as a delegate for Nelson Rockefeller.