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27 Strange And Interesting Facts About William Quantrill

William Clarke Quantrill was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. Having endured a tempestuous childhood before later becoming a schoolteacher, Quantrill joined a group of bandits who roamed the Missouri and Kansas countryside apprehending escaped slaves. Later on, this group joined the Confederate Army and were referred to as the “Quantrill’s Raiders.”…

25 Interesting And Strange Facts About Thomas Mooney

Thomas Joseph “Tom” Mooney was an American political activist and labor leader, who was convicted with Warren K. Billings of the San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916. Believed by many to have been wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Mooney served 22 years in prison before finally being pardoned in 1939. Take…

24 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About Benjamin Barr Lindsey

Benjamin Barr Lindsey was an American judge and social reformer based in Denver, Colorado, during the Progressive Era. He was born in Jackson, Tennessee, on November 25, 1869, to a former Confederate captain. Take a look below for 24 more interesting and fascinating facts about Benjamin Barr Lindsey. 1. He was educated in the public…

26 Interesting And Strange Facts About Albert B. Fall

Albert Bacon Fall was a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal. Take a look below for 26 more interesting and strange facts about Albert B. Fall. 1. He supported a military invasion of Mexico in…

24 Strange And Bizarre Facts About Ada And Minna Everleigh

Ada and Minna Everleigh, born Ada and Minna Simms, were two sisters who operated the Everleigh Club, a high priced brothel in the Levee District of Chicago during the first decade of the twentieth century. Take a look below for 24 more strange and bizarre facts about Ada and Minna Everleigh. 1. Ada, the eldest,…

30 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About John Demjanjuk

John Demjanjuk was a retired Ukrainian-American auto worker, a former soldier in the Soviet Red Army, and a Prisoner of War during World War II. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and bizarre facts about John Demjanjuk. 1. Demjanjuk was convicted in 2011 in Germany as an accessory to the murder of 28,060…

27 Interesting And Strange Facts About Iva Toguri D’Aquino

Iva Ikuko Toguri D’Aquino was an American who participated in English-language radio broadcasts transmitted by Radio Tokyo to Allied soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II on “The Zero Hour” radio show. Take a look below for 27 more interesting and strange facts about Iva Toguri D’Aquino. 1. Toguri called herself “Orphan Ann,”…

27 Fun And Interesting Facts About Yaroslav The Wise

Yaroslav the Wise was the grand prince of Veliky Novgorod and Kiev, uniting the two principalities for a time under his rule. Yaroslav’s Christian name was George, after Saint George. Take a look below for 27 more fun and interesting facts about Yaroslav the Wise. 1. A son of Vladimir the Great, the first Christian…

30 Weird And Interesting Facts About Euripides

Euripides was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom a significant number of plays have survived. Some ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but, according to the Suda, it was 92 at most. Take a look below for 30 more…

30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot was a disciple and one of the original Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ. According to all four canonical gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin in the Garden of Gethsemane by kissing him and addressing him as “Rabbi” to reveal his identity to the crowd who had come to arrest him. Take a…

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