London still pays rent to the Queen on a property it leased in the century. Every year, a ceremony is held at the Royal Courts of Justice and the city hands over its annual rent: a knife, an axe, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails. The price has stayed.
Al Capone was known for setting up soup kitchens during the Great Depression, providing milk for school children, and sending thousands of dollars worth of flowers to rival gang member’s funerals. (And for being a violent, ruthless killer.
Theodore Roosevelt - people’s fact Theodore’s mother and wife died at the same hour. Theodore got shot during a speech, he finished the speech… Thats enough to make a man lose his mind. FUN FACTS HOME / SEE MORE tagged/ people and history FACTS (source)
King Arthur’s legendary ‘sword in the stone’ might actually exist– in Italy. In the century, a pious Italian knight who’d abandoned his ruthless ways had religious visions and allegedly pushed his sword into the stone ground, which “yielded like.
Didn't the Victorians also take photos of dead people as if they were still alive as a tradition before burial<<<kinda. Oftentimes they'd take pictures of children as if they were asleep, but adults were almost always in their coffins.