Who is Wild Bill Hickok?

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James Hickok, born in 1837, was a skilled shooter even as a child.  He left home and travelled west in 1855 working as a farmhand, hired gun, even a stagecoach driver.  During the civil war James ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok worked as a Union spy in Missouri.  In keeping with his fight for what was right […]

What is the Tecumseh Curse?

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The Tecumseh curse is a curse that Shawnee Chief Tecumseh placed on the American presidency during the War of 1812.  Chief Tecumseh died while fighting for the Canadians against the Americans.  The curse stated that every American president elected in a year that ended in a zero would die during his presidency.  Since Tecumseh made […]

Why is Leann Rimes so skinny?

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LeAnn Rimes is a popular musical artist.  Most people who reside North America choose to reward beauty before talent.  That certainly is not to say that LeAnn Rimes isn’t talented, just the opposite in fact, she was able to become a popular musician while not being as thin and attractive as some of the pop […]

Who is Magic Sam and how long was he in jail?

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Magic Sam, a Woodstock performer, born near Grenada, Mississippi was originally named Samuel Maghett in 1937.  He was a successful Blues guitarist.  Not only did Sam become a proficient guitarist by the time he as 13, but he was even making his own instruments.  Sam moved to Chicago in 1950 and was soon playing professionally.  […]

What is the origin of the Knights Templar, and how are they connected with the Freemasons?

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The Knights Templar were created by a French nobleman, Hughes de Paynes in 1119.  Hughes de Payens gathered nine of his knighted relatives and began the Order of the Knights Templar.  Their mission was to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land.  They set their base of operations near the Temple Mount, which is now known […]

What type of lung cancer did Dana Reeve have?

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There are only a few different types of lung cancer but anyone can contract them, smoking will increase the chances but not smoking will not save you from getting lung cancer. For some reason the details about Dana Reeve’s type of lung cancer has not been released, so instead of answering the question directly I’ll […]

What happened to Sonny Liston, the boxer?

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Charles ‘Sonny’ Liston was a boxer who was once the Heavyweight Champion of the World.  Considered the Mike Tyson of his era, Sonny Liston was nicknamed ‘The Big Bear’.   By the end of his career Liston had fought in 54 bouts and held a record of 5o wins and 4 losses, including 39 knockouts.  He […]

I have asked this question several times, but here it goes again. I am looking for any factual information on Dr. Thomas Burton, Fort Kent Alberta and prior to him in 1756, the commune, its occupants and William Blake.

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While I don’t remember this particular question being asked, I do remember a question about the Wendigo. Apparently William Blake was the leader of a commune of some kind around 1756.  A local farmer was killed by what seemed to be a bear and the folks of Fort Kent Alberta blamed the members of the commune.  […]

How many Super Bowls did Roger Staubach win?

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Roger “Captain Comeback” Staubach was a professional football player from 1969 to 1979.  He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as a quarterback.  Staubach was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.  He was MVP in 1971 after passing for 1882 yards and 15 touchdowns, but in 1979 he threw for 3,586 yards and […]

Who overthrew the last Czar of Russia?

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In 1917 the last Czar, Nicolas II was forced to abdicate his throne.  A Provisional Government was established until a leader could be chosen.  In October of that same year, before a leader was chosen, a second revolution occurred.  The second revolution was led by Vladimir Lenin.  Known as the Bolsheviks and inspired by Karl […]

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