Before the interstate highway system was established, it took a military convoy 62 days to cross the United States from coast to coast.
In 1861 a slave took over on a confederate ship and delivered it to the Union. He later was given the ship to command during the Civil War. After the war he bought the house he was a slave in, and became a US congressman.
The US invasion of Iraq was originally called ‘Operation Iraqi Liberation‘, but was quickly changed after realizing that spelled ‘OIL‘.
The US invaded Guatemala in 1954 and deposed democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán for the benefit of an American fruit company.
In 1882, Robert Ford killed the outlaw Jesse James in order to collect the reward… only to find out that he would immediately be charged for first degree murder. He was charged with murder and sentenced to be hanged but was pardoned and given 500 dollars and let free instead (much less money than promised).
During Prohibition, the U.S. government poisoned alcohol, killing as many as 10,000 people
Native Americans descend from three migrations from Siberia.
The United States has attacked or “intervened” officially in 145 countries since 1890. It has also been alleged that over 40 assassination attempts have been attempted or completed to initiate regime change favorable to the USA.
On December 24, 1955 a newspaper ad told kids they could call Santa & listed the number. The number was incorrect & went to the US Air Defense Command. The colonel on duty told his team to give all kids Santa’s “current location“. This tradition now handles calls from over 200 countries.