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Jane Byrne

Chicago Mayor, Jane Byrne, Moved Into the Crime-Ridden Cabrini-Green Public Housing Project in an Attempt to Improve Its Reputation. She Left Just a Few Weeks Later, Furthering the Public Perception of Cabrini-Green as the Worst of the Worst in the City.

In 1981, Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne took the unusual step of moving into one of the Cabrini Green housing units. In this day and age, when politicians have second homes and travel allowances, this seems strange for a politician, but in 1981, it was an even more provocative action for a Mayor to take. But …

Chicago Mayor, Jane Byrne, Moved Into the Crime-Ridden Cabrini-Green Public Housing Project in an Attempt to Improve Its Reputation. She Left Just a Few Weeks Later, Furthering the Public Perception of Cabrini-Green as the Worst of the Worst in the City. Read More »

Andrew Jackson Debt

In 1835, President Andrew Jackson Successfully Paid Off the United States Debt. The Only Time in History This Has Ever Been Accomplished.

As a Major General in the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson rose to national prominence. During his career, he successfully led American forces in several battles, most notably the Battle of New Orleans. In 1829, Andrew Jackson was elected as the seventh President of the United States and served two terms until 1837. But did …

In 1835, President Andrew Jackson Successfully Paid Off the United States Debt. The Only Time in History This Has Ever Been Accomplished. Read More »

Alcatraz

Alcatraz was One of the Only Federal Prisons at the Time That Allowed Hot Showers. This was to Deter Prisoners from Acclimating to Cold Water and Escaping Through the San Francisco Bay.

Prison facilities designed to house notorious criminals have undergone incredible evolution over the centuries. In this day and age, bars and guards are insufficient, and prison security measures are as advanced, and sometimes as primitively simple, as they can be. But did you know that Alcatraz was the only prison to have hot showers? At …

Alcatraz was One of the Only Federal Prisons at the Time That Allowed Hot Showers. This was to Deter Prisoners from Acclimating to Cold Water and Escaping Through the San Francisco Bay. Read More »

Civilian Public Service

The Civilian Public Service is a US Government Program That Provided Conscientious Objectors with an Alternative to Military Service During the Second World War.

Many conscientious objectors were drafted during World War I and under pressure to serve in the military as non-combatants. Others who objected were jailed and court-martialed. Mennonites and other members of historic peace churches requested that Congress allow for an alternative service program that was more considerate of the rights of conscientious objectors in 1940, …

The Civilian Public Service is a US Government Program That Provided Conscientious Objectors with an Alternative to Military Service During the Second World War. Read More »

Teddy and McKinley

As President McKinley was Dying, No One Knew Where Vice President Teddy Roosevelt Was. He was in the Wilderness at the Time. He Raced All Night Down the Mountain Roads on a Buckboard Wagon in Pitch Black and Pouring Rains to be Sworn in.

President William McKinley is shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approaches him and fires two shots into his chest. But did you know that Vice President Roosevelt was in the wilderness then? No one knew where Vice President Teddy Roosevelt …

As President McKinley was Dying, No One Knew Where Vice President Teddy Roosevelt Was. He was in the Wilderness at the Time. He Raced All Night Down the Mountain Roads on a Buckboard Wagon in Pitch Black and Pouring Rains to be Sworn in. Read More »

Dr. Chaos

Dr. Chaos is a Criminal Who was Incarcerated at the Supermax Prison ADX Florence for Causing 28 Power Failures and Hoarding a Large Amount of Cyanide. He was Released on September 2019.

From 1998 to 2001, a computer system administrator turned terrorist caused havoc in Wisconsin. One of his terrorist acts included an attack on the city’s power grid. He ignited buildings, disrupted transmission towers, disabled air traffic control software, and caused headaches for an Internet Service Provider with the help of people he recruited from the …

Dr. Chaos is a Criminal Who was Incarcerated at the Supermax Prison ADX Florence for Causing 28 Power Failures and Hoarding a Large Amount of Cyanide. He was Released on September 2019. Read More »

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Wanted the Constitution Re-Written Every 19 Years.

The Constitution is the fundamental principles and rules of a nation, state, or social group that establish the powers and obligations of the government and guarantee certain rights to its citizens. It is a written document that encapsulates the norms of a political or social organization. But how many times was the Constitution supposed to …

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President Carter Oversaw the Installation of the First Computers in the White House in 1978.

By the late 1970s, the federal government had been using computers for decades, and IBM’s mainframes had helped NASA astronauts reach the moon. However, there were few minicomputers or early personal computers in federal offices. But did you know which US President oversaw the installation of the first computers in the White House? President Jimmy …

President Carter Oversaw the Installation of the First Computers in the White House in 1978. Read More »

A Single Egyptian Diplomatic Car has Accumulated 1,983 Unpaid New York City Parking Tickets, Amounting to $223,265.

The company responsible for the bright green marijuana-themed trucks that crowd Manhattan’s tourist districts is now paying the price for breaking the law on multiple occasions. They were fined not for illegally selling anything but for being major contributors to the city’s other infamous scourges: illegal parking. But did you know that in New York …

A Single Egyptian Diplomatic Car has Accumulated 1,983 Unpaid New York City Parking Tickets, Amounting to $223,265. Read More »

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Regan Started Eating Jelly Belly Jellybeans to Quit Smoking and Kept It Up During His Term as the President of the United States. He Had About 300,000 Jellybeans Shipped to the White House Each Month.

President Ronald Reagan was a smoker who quit, allegedly after his brother developed voice box cancer. Smoking cessation can be one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. But did you know how Ronald Reagan quit smoking?  Ronald Reagan began eating Jelly Belly jellybeans to help him quit smoking and continued to do so throughout …

Ronald Regan Started Eating Jelly Belly Jellybeans to Quit Smoking and Kept It Up During His Term as the President of the United States. He Had About 300,000 Jellybeans Shipped to the White House Each Month. Read More »