Random History.

Did you know…

Alexander Hamilton drafted George Washingtons’ goodbye speech when he was stepping down from the presidency?

The Irish and Welsh were living in England before the people we now call ‘English’? They were pushed out by others who came to settle there. Namely the Saxons and later the Normans.

Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife, Edith Roosevelt were courting before he even met his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt. They had an argument and broke up. Then he met Alice and married her. After Alice died he got back together with Edith and they lived happily ever after.

There was a billboard in the 1960’s that told men to ‘Beautify America, cut your hair’.

People in the medieval era took baths.

A woman named Irene Sendler smuggled over 2,000 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

The French Revolutionaries asked the United States of America for help in their revolution. We said no because they were killing people left and right on their guillotine.

‘Frankenstein’ was written by a 19 year old girl named Mary Shelley.

There was one spot in Italy that was never touched by the Black Plague during the medieval era.

The bodies of Anastasia and Alexie Romanov were found about 11 years ago in a grave of their own near the rest of their family.

I hope you feel a little smarter.

Shaina Merrick

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