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Strange Facts in History

  1. Nov 19, 2005 #1

    Astronuc

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    This struck me as odd.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile

    It just struck me as strange that a guy name O'Higgins would be Chile's most renowned patriot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernardo_O'Higgins
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2005 #2
    I agree. It sounds like a Monty Python joke.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2005 #3

    arildno

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    And then we also have good old Houston Stewart Chamberlain, one of the major race theorists, a pioneer in the evolution of national socialism/fascism..
    http://www1.yadvashem.org/odot_pdf/Microsoft Word - 5914.pdf
     
  5. Nov 23, 2005 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    In the GD forum, I was going to suggest Joseph C Gayetty as one of the most influencial people of the 20th century, but he came a little early so it seemed fitting to honor his legacy here instead.
    http://nobodys-perfect.com/vtpm/ExhibitHall/Informational/tphistorycontent.html
     
  6. Nov 24, 2005 #5

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    From Merriam-Webster Online - "Word for the Wise" -

    A semi-literate Emperor. Perhaps he dictated his thoughts and commands to scribes.

    Interesting though, I wonder how many kings and queens could not write?
     
  7. Nov 25, 2005 #6

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