The Did you know thread. Uselss, but Fascinating historical facts and stories)

Discussion in 'History' started by Excape Goat, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
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    -- Prince Felix Yussupov, the killer of Rasputin, was a descendant of Muhammad the Prophet. The Yussupovs were of ancient Tatar origin. They joined Russia and converted to Orthodoxy

    -- Napoleon's real name was Italian, Napoleone Buonaparte. He was born on the island of Corsica one year after it became French property. He changed his name from Italian to French when he reached adulthood.

    -- Khubilai Khan's mother was a Christian woman. Of course, she was also the mother of Möngke Khan(the Great Khan before Khubilai) and Hulagu Khan(the founder of the Ilkhanate in Persia).

    -- This one is well-known. Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert, was saved by Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, from a potential railroad accident.

    -- Herbert Quandt, the German industrialist who saved BMW and was once considered the richest man in Germany, had a half-brother who happened to be the step-son of Joseph Goebbels. Joseph Goebbels' wife was married to Quandt senior. They had one son. They got divorced and remarried again.

    -- The first design of the Volkswagan Beetle was believed to be from a stretch made by Adolf Hitler, but probably untrue.
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  2. Paddy31

    Paddy31 Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Pukekohe, NZ
    Admiral Horatio Nelson's famous last words were not "Kiss me, Hardy" as many people think. In fact his last words were, "Come on, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys, I'll take the lot of you!". Or was that Groundskeeper Willy?

    Right. Being serious.

    The first person to achieved powered flight was Dr Richard Pearse, who's contraption flew at least 9 months before the Wright brothers got off the ground at Kittyhawk.

    The light bulb was invented by Joseph Swan.

    Jesus Christ was not a Christian.
     
  3. Jay00

    Jay00 Red Card

    Dec 28, 2005
    The magical island
    The story behind the Balfour Declaration with the Rothschilds funding the UK's last year war effort in the Great War in exchange for a Jewish homeland. A fact that is covered up in the history of Western Europe.
     
  4. Jay00

    Jay00 Red Card

    Dec 28, 2005
    The magical island
    The real story of D-Day not the US and UK version of how if not the involvement of the French resistance D-Day would of never happen. Cutting railroad tracks so the Germans couldn;t have reinforcements with supplies and soldiers, giving the RAF and the US Air Force location of German cannons, sabaotagng locomotives and destroying bridges
     
  5. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
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    Another one on D-Day.... I forgot the exact percentage, but a high number of German defenders on the beachheads were not Germans. They were mostly Eastern European solidiers capturned by the Germans. Many of the real German soliders were handicapped soliders who lost their limps in earlier battles. The Germans believed the soliders only needed to sit in their position and fired their guns so the soliders did not need legs.
     
  6. The Old Lady Hertha

    The Old Lady Hertha New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
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    Yes most were Polish and Russian SS men good call.
     
  7. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
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    Well known

    Well know as well but the handicapped soldiers may be pushing it a bit.
     
  8. Jay00

    Jay00 Red Card

    Dec 28, 2005
    The magical island
    The story behind the Paris Commune of 1871 after the Franco-Prussian War. The French government with Louis-Adolphe Theirs payed the Germans to invade Paris and to destroy the Commune. The Commune ruled Paris for close to 50 days.
     
  9. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

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    It was a claim made by Stephen Ambrose. Some percentage of the Germans were probably handicapped. Given the situation in Germany, Hitler would have used every soldier avaible.

    Anway, a few Asian soldiers serving the Nazi Germans were capturned by the Americans on the beachead. Their identity is still a mystery. Some said they were Koreans sent over by the Japanese. Others said they were Central Asians capturned from the Soviets.

    On a side note, both Chinese and Japanese officers took part in the invasion of Poland. The two countries were at war, but the Germans were "allies" with both countries. I believed the Chinese were studying at German cadat schools while the Japanese were observers. Little is known of their duties during the invasion or whether they worked together.
     
  10. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    Don't worry, it's covered on David Duke's website. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jay00

    Jay00 Red Card

    Dec 28, 2005
    The magical island

    It is the truth nothing Anti-Semetic about it
     
  12. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    Do you have a link for this "truth"?
     
  13. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
    "My hometown is better than yours."
    a.k.a.
    "You may now thank us Baltimoreans for doing it first."
    a.k.a.
    "Y'all a bunch of copy cats."

    Baltimore, MD - The City of Firsts
     
  14. Real Ray

    Real Ray Member

    May 1, 2000
    Cincinnati, OH
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    I was not aware of this until I saw the film, "Language Of Music," a few years ago, but Tom Dowd, the engineer on such works as "Giant Steps" and "Layla...." worked on the Manhattan Project-starting at age 17.
     
  15. Val1

    Val1 Member+

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    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
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    Fall of 1864, South Carolina, the state where the Civil War began and the leading force for secession, votes to secede from the Confederacy.

    Now, it is home for the exodus, or some similarly-named right-wing Christian movement whereby it is to attract 50,000 right-wing Christians who will force the state to secede once again from the Union...
     
  16. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    You know what's in that link?
    Please keep your anti-semitic filth off these boards.
     
  17. Jay00

    Jay00 Red Card

    Dec 28, 2005
    The magical island


    I love how Jews always play the Anti-Semetic card. According to them every one is out to get them. Quit being so paranoid.
     
  18. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    Jan 11, 2002
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    Jay00

    Iranian Monitor's gay love child.
     
  19. Jay00

    Jay00 Red Card

    Dec 28, 2005
    The magical island
    The fact is Rothschild played apart in the Baulfour Decelaration. How is the question paying the UK war debt, Promising American troops, or Forcing an Arab uprising against the French or British in the Middle East. For you to deny this shows you want to look at history through your beliefs and ideas.
     
  20. Paddy31

    Paddy31 Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Pukekohe, NZ
    One of the links you have posted is to the International Historical Review. This "organisation" is a well known centre for holocaust-denial and revisionist writings on all topics. IHR is the world's single most important outlet for Holocaust-denial propaganda.

    A contradiction lies at the core of IHR activities; though operating under a guise of scholarship and impartiality, and seeking to gain credibility within the academic community, IHR remains committed to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory which accuses Jews of having fabricated tales of their own genocide to manipulate the non-Jewish world. In support of this belief, IHR distributes a variety of books and propaganda materials saturated with anti-Semitic innuendo.It is run by Mark Weber, a white-supremacist and active neo-nazi.

    The International Historical Review should not be confused with the International History Review, which is a well-respected academic journal.

    That you have posted all these links (Truth-seeker is another far-right site) suggests you are either very gullible or a neo-Nazi yourself.
     
  21. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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  22. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
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    Paris Saint Germain FC
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    Hate much? Who grew you?
     
  23. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
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    can we get back to the useless historical thread? Thanks.
     
  24. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    No, its not a fact at all. Its something that neo-nazis made up.
     

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