In 1980 Saddam Hussein received the key to the city of Detroit. One of only 5 to receive such honors from Detroit.
For first time since the Great Depression , U.S. households are now receiving more income from the U.S. government than they are paying to the government in taxes.
College tuition in the United States has increased up to 3 times the rate of inflation since 1978.
In 1888, Annie Oakley shot the ash off a cigarette held by German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Twenty-six years later, at the start of World War I, she sent him a letter requesting a second shot.
Some Americans believe that GM and some oil corporations were behind the destruction of most of Americas trolley lines.
In an experiment sponsored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and Quaker Oats, disabled children were fed oatmeal containing radioactive chemicals. The children were not informed and were told by hospital staff that they were joining a “science club“.
The city of Town Line, New York declared independence from the Union in 1861 and their decision was forgotten about after the US Civil War. They remained sovereign until 1946.
During WW2, a U.S. soldier was ambushed by 5 Japanese tanks. Alone, he destroyed all 5 and was eventually awarded with the Medal of Honor.
In 1830 the average American was guzzling the equivalent of 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week.