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31 Strange And Weird Facts About Clement Vallandigham

Clement Laird Vallandigham was an Ohio politician and leader of the Copperhead faction of anti-war Democrats during the American Civil War. He served two terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 1863, he was convicted at an Army court martial of opposing the war, and exiled to the Confederacy. Take a look below…

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.”…

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…

27 Interesting And Strange Facts About John E. W. Keely

John Ernst Worrell Keely was an American inventor from Philadelphia who claimed to have discovered a new motive power which was originally described as “vaporic” or “etheric” force, and later as an unnamed force based on “vibratory sympathy,” but which produced “interatomic ether” from water and air. Take a look below for 27 more interesting…

30 Interesting And Strange Facts About Jesse James

Jesse Woodson James was an American outlaw, bank and train robber, guerrilla, and leader of the James-Younger Gang. Raised in the “Little Dixie” area of western Missouri, James and his family maintained strong Southern sympathies. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and strange facts about Jesse James. 1. He and his brother Frank…

27 Interesting And Weird Facts About Frank James

Alexander Franklin James was a Confederate soldier, guerrilla and outlaw. he was the older brother of outlaw Jesse James and was also part of the James-Younger Gang. Take a look below for 27 more interesting and weird facts about Frank James. 1. James was born Alexander Franklin James in Kearney, Missouri, to Baptist minister Reverend…

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,”…

29 Interesting And Weird Facts About Harvey Logan

Harvey Alexander Logan, also known as “Kid Curry,” was an American outlaw and gunman who rode with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’s infamous Wild Bunch gang during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Take a look below for 29 more interesting and weird facts about Harvey Logan. 1. Despite being less well-known than…

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