A man trained crows to find coins and exchange them for food.
The Brazilian military police refused to negotiate with rioting prisoners at a State prison (Carandiru) in Sao Paulo and stormed the prison and killed 111 inmates. Most of whom were just hiding in their cells at this point.
Mongolians used to eat raw meat that they tenderized by keeping it under their saddles as they rode, because stopping to cook was not a priority.
Nazi Germany led the first public anti-smoking campaign.
At the outbreak of World War II, the Indian army numbered 205,000 men. Later during World War II the Indian Army became the largest all-volunteer force in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in size.
Jimmy Carter legalized home-brewed beer on Oct. 14, 1978.
A Russian fighter pilot in WWII flew himself home after being shot down… by stealing a Nazi fighter plane.