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The Signers of The Declaration of Independence Did So On August 2nd, 1776 Not July 4th

The Signers of The Declaration of Independence Did So On August 2nd, 1776 Not July 4th

Daven Hiskey July 4, 2011 6

Today I Found Out most the signers of the Declaration of Independence did so on August 2nd, 1776, not July 4th.   In fact, nobody signed it on the 4th.  This is contradictory to

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‘Uncle Sam’ was a Real Person

‘Uncle Sam’ was a Real Person

Daven Hiskey April 11, 2011 6

Today I Found Out that ‘Uncle Sam’ was a real person- Samuel Wilson, born September 13th, 1766 and died on July 31st, 1854. In 1789, Wilson and his brother Ebeneezer moved to Troy New

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The United States Once Planned On Nuking the Moon

The United States Once Planned On Nuking the Moon

Daven Hiskey October 7, 2010 10

Today I Found Out the United States once planned on shooting a nuclear bomb at the moon. If you presumed that the reasoning behind such an act was “because we can”, you are absolutely

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The American Government Once Intentionally Poisoned Certain Alcohol Supplies, Resulting in the Death of Over 10,000 American Citizens

The American Government Once Intentionally Poisoned Certain Alcohol Supplies, Resulting in the Death of Over 10,000 American Citizens

Daven Hiskey July 30, 2010 23

Today I Found Out that in an effort to scare people away from drinking alcohol, the American government once poisoned certain alcohol supplies; this resulted in the death of over 10,000 American Citizens. This,

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Sullivan Ballou’s Letter

Sullivan Ballou’s Letter

Daven Hiskey July 21, 2010 9

Today I Found Out about Sullivan Ballou’s letter to his wife written just a few days before the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Bull Run, fought

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No One Knows Why Maine is Called Maine

No One Knows Why Maine is Called Maine

Daven Hiskey May 12, 2010 4

Today I Found Out no one really knows why Maine is called Maine. One of the most popular theories is that it is derived from the nautical term “the main” or “Main Land”.  Maine

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