Who’s Who in the CIA was a book published in East Berlin during the height of the Cold War, probably by the Stasi. Namebase says of this book “nearly impossible to find. It even has a habit of disappearing from U.S. libraries.”
Tobacco is a hallucinogen if you smoke it like American Indians used to instead of buying it at the store.
In 1857, a party of Mormons and Native Americans attacked a wagon party of Americans and massacred between 120 and 140 people.
In 1951, children could buy their own “my first nuclear reactor” kit – for only $50.
In the early 16th century the Dutch were trading individual tulips for the equivalent of 10-15 million dollars. It was called the tulip mania.
The Vatican claims Darwin’s theory of evolution is compatible with Christianity.
4 Auschwitz inmates successfully escaped by stealing SS uniforms and a car and driving out the front gates of the camp.
Allied forces parachuted mannequins called “Ruperts” to distract German forces from real D Day paratrooper drops.
There is a twitter account posting events that occurred in WW2, in real time. On the exact same time and date (except 70 years later).
The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora lead to an unseasonably cool summer in 1816, which lead to an 800% rise in oat prices, which lead a German inventor to create the predecessor to what we now call a bicycle.