Two French brothers hacked a national semaphore-based telecom system in 1834 to beat the stock market. Later caught, they were not convicted because no law existed to prevent their actions andreafortuna.org/2018/06…
19 people have won two Medals of Honor. The first was Thomas Ward Custer who twice risked his life to capture Confederate flags & soldiers in the same month, April 1865. He died at Little Big Horn with his brother, George Armstrong. Also dead was another brother, nephew & a brother-in-law. history.com/news/has-anyo…
Following the first successful powered flight in 1903, the Wright Brothers took their invention to a cautious War Department, who were skeptical due to past false claims. Incensed that their good word was not accepted, and worried about weak patent laws, the Wrights hid their invention away. commons.erau.edu/cgi/view…
Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski are brothers-in-law harpersbazaar.com/celebri…
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Run Rudolph Run (AKA Run Run Rudolph) were written by the same person, the brother-in-law of the writer of the original Rudolph poem en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Five years before killing Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr dueled Hamilton's brother-in-law, who also owned the pistols used in the Burr-Hamilton duel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The first proposal for space travel in English history was made by Oliver Cromwell’s brother-in-law in the 17th century, who thought that we just needed to fly 20 miles above the Earth to be released from its magnetism and sail to other planets to trade with the inhabitants. historyextra.com/period/s…
In 1955 Henry Winokur worked with brother-in-law William Rosenberg to found Dunkin’ Donuts (now Dunkin’). In 1956 he broke his partnership with Rosenberg and founded Mister Donut with his son-in-law. Today Mister Donut is the largest donut chain in Japan with over 1,300 stores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
A Thai man killed 8 people, including his brother in law, for constantly singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" during Karaoke telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time died in an 11 hour police standoff during which time his brother-in-law Snoop Dogg attempted to calm him down and surrender lasvegassun.com/news/2002…
Craig Bartlett, creator of Hey Arnold!, was married to Lisa Groening, making "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening his brother-in-law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time dies in an 11 hour standoff during which time his brother in law, Snoop Dogg, attempted to calm him down and for him to surrender. wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwh…
In 1911, Canadian prospector William Henry Wright and his brother-in-law were hunting rabbits when they stumbled upon a quartz outcrop that eventually yielded 13.5 million ounces of gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned of the Clarke Brothers, Australian Bushrangers from the 1800's whom committed up to 71 Robberys including gold trains & murder. Which led to the 'Felons' Apprehension Act' - a law that introduced the concept of outlawry in the colony and authorized citizens to kill bushrangers on sight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
In 1989 a Los Angeles woman received a phone call from her brother-in-law saying that her ex-husband was coming over to kill her. She dialed 911 but was told nothing could be done unless he showed up at the house. Within 15 minutes he arrived, killing her and 4 others powerphone.com/news/press…
Joe Walsh, formerly the guiarist of Eagles, is now the brother-in-law of former Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr. wror.com/2017/07/28/joe-w…
Serial Killer John Edward Robinson gave away the infant daughter one of his victims, Lisa Stasi, to his brother and sister-in-law in 1985, for only $5,500 in β€œlegal fees”. They were unable to have children and couldn't adopt through legal means. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
When Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill, the gun he carried was a .38 Colt revolver salvaged from the wreck of the USS Maine. The USS Maine exploded outside Havana in early 1898 and the pistol was given to him by his brother-in-law. historynewsnetwork.org/ar…
Sculptor Electra Waggoner Biggs had both a plane, the Lockheed L-188 Electra, and a car, the Buick Electra, named after her. The latter was given that name by her brother-in-law, who was the president of Buick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth chose to pursue a career in heavy metal as revenge against his brother-in-law who punched him in the face for listening to Judas Priest's album "Sad Wings of Destiny." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sad…
Jewish law stipulates a widow must take her brother-in-law's shoe off and spit at him in order to avoid marrying him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
In order to survive, violin genius Paganini had to give music lessons to Napoleon's brother - in -law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Arthur Conan Doyle's brother-in-law, E. W. Hornung, was also a successful writer of short stories. The main character, Arthur Raffles, was a criminal designed as the opposite of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle, although he praised the stories, disliked the idea of portraying a criminal as a hero. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._…
When Abraham Lincoln's brother-in-law Confederate General Benjamin Helm was killed in battle in 1863, Lincoln and his wife went into private mourning at the White House to avoid criticism. The widowed Emilie Todd Helm was granted safe passage to the White House. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Ève Curie unlike her mother, father, sister, brother in law and husband never won even a single Nobel Prize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Ralph Waldo Emerson's brother-in-law gave Samuel Morse the idea for the telegraph and William Morton the idea for using ether as surgical anesthesia. He fought for credit for both ideas, but failed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
That Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brother in law, E. W. Hornung, was also a best selling author. His stories starred A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief with a sidekick Harry "Bunny" Manders chronicling his exploits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._…
Dane Cook's brother and former manager, along with his sister-in-law stole millions of dollars from him while managing his financial assets. cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/cele…
George Armstrong Custer not only did his lose the Battle of little big horn in 1876, he lost his two little brothers in the battle Thomas Custer and Boston Custer ( Recipient of the medal of honor). Also a 18-year-old nephew, Henry Reed and brother-in-law James Calhoun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
While a Canadian Mafia boss was incarcerated his father,son,brother in law and close associate were all murdered. Upon his release he orchestrated the deaths of 11 people in retaliation and evaded both injury and re incarceration before dying of cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
The creator of "Peanut Butter Jelly Time",Jermaine Fuller,died in a 11-hour police standoff.His brother in-law,Snoop Dog,attempted to calm him down but to no avail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time died in an 11 hour police standoff during which time his brother-in-law Snoop Dogg attempted to calm him down and surrender lasvegassun.com/news/2002…
Woody Allen's son tweeted last Father's Day: "Happy father's dayβ€” or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law's day" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soo…
Today I learned about Dr. John Wilkins, English theologian, philosopher, anatomist, mathematician, and experimenter; he wrote a book in 1638 that detailed the possibilities of space travel and life on the moon, the first such publication to do so. Dr. Wilkins was also Oliver Cromwell’s brother-in-law. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1997, as comet Hale–Bopp reached its brightest point, the brother and sister-in-law of Hale-Bopp's discoverer were killed in a car accident after photographing the comet. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Betty Anne Waters, after her brother was sentenced to life in prison, got her law degree and 18 years later, provided DNA evidence that freed him. (6) months later he died of a head injury en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Mary-Kate Olsen's brother-in-law, Nicolas Sarkozy, is the former President of France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Jermain Fuller, the creator of Peanut Butter Jelly time, had an 11-Hour standoff with Police in 2002. His Brother-in-Law, Snoop Dogg tried to calm him throughout. Fuller was eventually shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Adolf Hitler had Eva Braun's brother-in-law, Hermann Fegelein, a soon to be father court marshaled and "shot like a dog" in the Reich Chancellery for fleeing Berlin in 1945. He was found drunk in a hotel with drafts by Heinrich Himmler to surrender to the Allies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
There are many stories that suggest Adolf Hitler may have visited Liverpool in England in 1912, to stay with his brother Alois and his sister-in-law; an Irish woman named Bridget Hitler. theguardian.com/notesandq…
Succession to the throne in the Ottoman empire was governed by the β€œlaw of fratricide”: whichever member of the ruling dynasty succeeded in seizing the throne on the death of the old sultan was expected to murder all his brothers in order to eliminate rivals and reduce the risk of civil war. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Jermaine Fuller, the singer of the Buckwheat Boyz, the band behind the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" song, was Snoop Dogg's brother-in-law and died in a stand-off with police in 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Sandra West was a Beverly Hills socialite and Texas oil heiress. Her unusual burial request required that her brother-in-law, Sol West, have her buried in her 1964 powder blue Ferrari 330 America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Greg Daniel's (executive producer of the office) brother-in-law is Toby (Paul Lieberstein) who helped write for the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
In 2008 when Joe Walsh (iconic member of The Eagles) married Marjorie Bach, he became the brother-in-law of The Beatles' drummer, Ringo Starr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons & Futurama) has a brother-in-law who is Craig Bartlett (creator of Hey! Arnold). heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/…
Peter Lawford, brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy and one of the last people to see Marilyn Monroe alive, introduced her as "the late Marilyn Monroe" before her infamous 'Happy Birthday Mr. President' performance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
The reason Craig Bartlett gave Arnold of Hey Arnold a football shaped head is because his brother-in-law Matt Groening told him it's good to create characters that can be recognized in silhouette. evergreen.edu/alumni/expr…
Prince Philip (the Queen's husband) served in the Royal Navy during WW2, but his brother in law served in the Luftwaffe, became the chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, a member of the SS and an aide to Heinrich Himmler en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…

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