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Strange But True: April 11, 2019

 

April 11, 2019



* It was 19th-century French novelist Gustave Flaubert who made the following sage observation: “Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.”

* Visitors to Chicago might want to keep in mind that in that city, it’s against the law to dine in any establishment that is on fire.

* In 1856, a soldier of fortune (who was also a journalist, doctor and lawyer) by the name of William Walker and his hand-picked group of mercenaries took over Nicaragua. Walker appointed himself dictator, thus securing for himself the distinction of being the only...



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