The Radium Girls were factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. The women were told the paint was harmless, and ingested deadly amounts by licking their paintbrushes; some painted their fingernails and teeth with the glowing paint.
After WWI, the US began forced sterilization to prevent ‘imbeciles’ and ‘promiscuous’ individuals from having children in order to clean up the gene pool.
In 1941, more than three million cars were manufactured in the United States. Only 139 more were made during the entire war. By the end of the war, more than half of all industrial production in the world would take place in the United States.
Out of the 238 years that the United States of America has been a nation, 216 of those years has been in conflict or war, which is about 90% of the time.
When asked what was the greatest political fact of modern times, Otto Von Bismarck (the man who unified Germany) responded that it was “the inherited and permanent fact that North America speaks English.”
Whites in Oklahoma slaughtered up to 300 blacks, buried them in mass graves, and burned down their town in the worst race riot in US history. This was done because of a made-up newspaper headline.
Morocco, in December 1777, became the first nation to recognize the United States, and together they maintain the United States’ longest unbroken treaty.
In the early 1920s, the Anti-Flirt Club was organized to protect young women and girls who received unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners.