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Famous Last Words: Albert Einstein

When Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton Hospital, the nurse assigned to him did not speak German and his last words...

Misquoted: “Let Them Eat Cake”

“Let them eat cake” is common translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, and commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette upon learning that the...

World’s Shortest War: Anglo-Zanzibar War

The shortest war in history occurred on August 27, 1896 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.  The Anglo-Zanzibar conflict lasted only 38 minutes and...

Billboard Magazine was Orignally a Trade Paper for Circuses & Carnivals

Billboard is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. Originally founded in Cincinnati in 1894 as Billboard Advertising, it was a trade paper for the...

Who Said That?: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

The well known phrase “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick; you will go far” was first stated by publicly U.S. Vice President Theodore...

Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali claims to have painted “The Persistence of Memory” in 1931 after seeing some Camembert cheese melting in the heat on a hot...

Hugo Boss Made Uniforms for the Nazis

Before Hugo Boss A.G. became known for classic men’s suits and flashy ties, the clothing manufacturer made uniforms for the Nazis. Hugo Boss founded...

Who Designed The American Flag?

Betsy Ross (1752 – 1836) is widely credited with making the first American flag however, there is little historical evidence to prove that the story is...