The coldest December on record in the United States was in 1983.
Humphrey Bogart’s middle name was DeForest.
Humphrey Bogart’s middle name William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-30-18
Troopers were historically neither police nor mere enlisted soldiers as they are colloquially called in the United States. They were soldiers in cavalry regiments. The word comes from the French troupier.
Troopers William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-29-18
The issue of the day when Wilkes Barre, Pa. was founded in 1769 was the infamous and oppressive Stamp Act. This required things printed in the Colonies be produced on paper from London carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
The Stamp Act was hated. It gave us the slogan “No taxation without representation.”
Its loudest opponents in British Parliament were John Wilkes and Isaac Barre.
From them comes the city’s name.
Wilkes Barre William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-28-18
The Battle of Krasnobrod was a cavalry battle between the Poles and the Nazis. It occurred on Sept. 23, 1939. The Poles won capturing Gen. Rudolph Koch-Erpach.
Battle of Krasnobrod William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-27-18
The Hawaiian War Chant, in Hawaiian, is a love song that has nothing to do with war.
Hawaiian War Chant William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-26-18
Pope Gelasius I is the last one to have been born on the continent of Africa. He served from 492 to 496.
Pope Gelasius William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-24-18
A 50% off sign leads in increased sales, even if shoppers don’t know the original price or what a reasonable price for the product would be.
50% off sign William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-23-18
How could you have not heard of Sarah Josepha Hale? She wrote a poem that every child who speaks English knows, a poem that will be forever remembered as the first audio ever artificially recorded when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. Yes, Mrs. Hale is the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb.
What is less known is that she is the person likely most responsible for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Her crusading finally reached a willing ear on President Lincoln in 1863. Mrs. Hale lived on Locust Street in Philadelphia.
Sarah Josepha Hale William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-22-18
Indian yellow was a popular 19th century paint pigment that was banned after claims that it came from the urine of cows fed only mango leaves in India. The powers-that-be at the time thought was inhumane as it left the cows malnourished.
Indian Yellow William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 11-21-18