Winston Churchill Novelist William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-24-21

Winston Churchill novelist? Yes Anthony, Winston Churchill was the most prominent novelist of the first decade of the 20th century.

No, not that Winston Churchill.

The novelist Churchill was an American from Missouri. He was so famous that that Winston Churchill conceded to use his middle name to avoid confusion in his writings.

They were not related.

Winston Churchill Novelist William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-24-21

Les Crane William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-21

Broadcasting pioneer Les Crane was married five times. His fourth wife was Tina Louise of Gilligan’s Island fame, to whom he was wed from 1966 until their 1971 divorce.

His fifth and final wife was Ginger.

Les Crane Ginger William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-21
Les Crane Ginger William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-21

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

 

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

Q-What do Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, poet-traitor Ezra Pound and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have in common?

A-They all grew up in Cheltenham, Pa.

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

 

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

June was named after William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-1-21

The month of June was named after either Juniores, the lower branch of the Roman Senate, or Juno, the wife of Jupiter.

June was named after William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-1-21
The month of June was named after either Juniores, the lower branch of the Roman Senate, or Juno, the wife of Jupiter.

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

President James A. Garfield could write Latin with his left hand and Greek with his right hand  at the same time.

Can President Biden do this?

That’s a joke, son. A joke.

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

Darien Scheme William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-8-21

A man, a plan? Aye, not so laddie. The Kingdom of Scotland once tried to colonize Panama. It is known as The Darien Scheme. It failed miserably costing 2,000 lives and £500,000. The ensuing financial turmoil led the Scots to accepting that unity with England and Wales wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Darien Scheme William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-8-21
It is known as The Darien Scheme. It failed miserably costing 2,000 lives and £500,000.

Saint Maurice William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-7-21

Germany’s patron saint is a black guy. OK, technically it would be the patron saint of the Holy Roman Empire. He is Saint Maurice who is often depicted as a sub-Saharan African.

Saint Maurice William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-7-21

 Saint Maurice who is often depicted as a sub-Saharan African.

Descendants of Montezuma William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-5-21

The descendants of Montezuma, the Aztec king ended up being Spanish royalty. The bloodline remains and thrives today.

Descendants of Montezuma William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-5-21
Descendants of Montezuma William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-5-21

John Roebling William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-3-21

John Roebling is not just known for designing the Brooklyn Bridge but the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge; the Allegheny Bridge in Pittsburgh; and the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River which links Ohio and Kentucky.

Roebling, N.J. is named for him.

John Roebling William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-3-21
John Roebling

Johnny Appleseed’s Apple Trees William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-28-21

Whatever happened to Johnny Appleseed’s apple trees? Well, some — such as Jen McCaffery of Reader’s Digest — say the feds chopped them down during Prohibition to stop their fruit from being made into hard cider. The apples actually were meant to be used for making liquor from the beginning, after all.

Regardless, there was one verifiable Johnny Appleseed tree remains alive in Nova, Ohio as of at least as of the time of this HowStuffWorks article was posted.

Johnny Appleseed’s Apple Trees William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-28-21
Johnny Appleseed's Apple Trees William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-28-21