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21 Common Historical "Facts" That Are Straight Up Just Not Facts At All...Like, They're Literally False
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- Washington Examiner
A World War II veteran and longtime fan of the Chevrolet Corvette got his dream car with a bit of help from new friends.
- Associated Press
An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be taken out of New York's City Hall in the coming days and sent to a museum, capping longstanding efforts to remove the founding father's likeness because he owned slaves. Asked about the statue on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he understood why Jefferson's history as a slaveowner “profoundly bothers people, and why they find it’s something that can’t be ignored.” The statue has stood in the room where the City Council meets.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Op-Ed: Prather’s article and an outdated photograph of the Choctaw Academy’s roof collapse give a misleading impression that Johnson’s property has been “lost” or “abandoned.”
- Associated Press Videos
Highlights of this day in history: Convicted Nazi war criminal Herman Goering commits suicide behind bars; World War I spy Mata Hari executed; Nikita Khrushchev ousted as Soviet Union's leader; 'I Love Lucy' premieres on TV. (Oct. 15)
- NBC News
When the first Korean immigrants reached the shores of San Francisco in 1905, they sought to find home in a country that resented their existence.
- The Telegraph
Naval life 200 years ago was not for the faint-hearted. In the late summer of 1808, a third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, HMS Polyphemus, stood at anchor in the Gulf of Mexico. After six months at sea, yellow fever decimated its crew. Among victims of the mosquito-borne virus was the ship’s purser, “a very stout able man” in the view of his shipmates. His body was duly sewn up in a hammock and cast overboard “with usual church ceremonies.” It was not, however, the last of Davies the P