Today I learned about the Battalion ZoΕ›ka, made up primarily of outlawed Polish boy scouts and girl scouts. They were responsible for the liberation of the GΔ™siΓ³wka concentration camp from the Nazis in 1944. The rescued Jews went on to join these young scouts in their instrumental role in the Warsaw Uprising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Doctors were seven times as likely to join the Nazi Party as other employed men in Germany tabletmag.com/sections/hi…
Frank Sinatra was an avid supporter of civil rights. He was a generous financial supporter of Martin Luther King Jr, and was recruited by him to join the civil rights marches in the south. He would go on to receive a lifetime award from the NAACP. jazziz.com/sinatra100-fra…
The line "I think it's across the bay, in Alameda" in Star Trek IV was ad-libbed by an extra. Studio had to get her to join the Actor Guild so they could keep the spontaneous line in the movie. legendsrevealed.com/enter…
When filming the TV series "The Mandalorian" in 2019, the crew ran out of Stormtrooper costumes, so they reached out to the local branch of a Star Wars fan organisation, whose members came to join the filming in their own home-made Stormtrooper costumes cbr.com/the-mandalorian-5…
The VFW and Auxiliary requires you to sign an affirmation that you believe in β€œGod” to join. vfwauxiliary.org/wp-conte…
John C. Breckinridge, James Buchanan’s Vice President, went to join and fight for the Confederacy as an officer after leaving office, and later served as Confederate Secretary of War britannica.com/biography/…
Sammy Davis Jr., member of the rat pack converted to satanism after his barber invited him to join kait8.com/story/8411049/t…
During WW2, the Ethiopian Royal family and a Japanese royal were set to intermarry , Prince Araya Abebe was impressed with the idea of a Japanese bride. The idea was quickly interrupted by Italy for fear the two nations would join forces against the west. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Today I learned about Sanada Masayuki, the head of Sanada clan in the 16th century, sent his older son to join the Tokugawa army and his younger son to the opposing army at the Battle of Sekigahara, the turning point in feudal Japan, to ensure the survival of the clan, regardless of the outcome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The Oklahoma Panhandle exists due to a law preventing slave states holding territory above the 36Β°30’ parallel North. When Texas wanted to join the Union in 1850, it surrendered the land so it could continue to be a slave state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
During the Second World War the Soviet Union made attempts to formally join the Axis Powers. The proposals were ignored as Hitler had already approved military plans for Operation Barbarossa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Today I learned of Tibor Rubin, a Hungarian Jew who was captured by the Nazis and sent to Mauthausen Concentration Camp in 1944. He vowed to join the US Army upon liberation; he did, and went on to received the Medal of Honor in Korea, being imprisoned again in a Chinese POW camp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tib…
Dick Van Dyke tried to join the Army Air Corps in WWII repeatedly, and was denied for being too skinny en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
Today I learned about Jason Everman. A guitarist who after appearing on Nirvana’s album Bleach left the band to join Soundgarden. After touring with Soundgarden in 1990 he left the band and joined the US army becoming a Ranger and serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. special-ops.org/jason-eve…
, when Germany surrendered at the end of WWII, huge celebrations broke out on the streets of London. Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister secretly left Buckingham Palace to join the crowds outside, with Elizabeth describing it as "one of the most memorable nights of my life" britishlegion.org.uk/stor…
You can join gold to other gold just by pushing it together hard enough (without melting). youtu.be/dijXaqOhweI
Today I learned of Helen Foley, a 7th grade English teacher who encouraged the class clown to join public speaking activities. Rod Serling eventually joined the debate team, wrote for the school's paper, and went onto to have a career in early radio & TV pressconnects.com/story/n…
LeBron James decision to leave Cleveland to join Miami Heat was so disliked by the world at the time, that Osama Bin Laden's translator, who was being held at Guantanamo Bay prison wrote a letter to his lawyers saying "LeBron James is very bad man. He should apologize to the city of Cleveland." cbssports.com/nba/news/os…
Despite being advised to join the NBA after one year in college, Tim Duncan decided to stay in school for 3 more years because he had promised his mother, on her deathbed, that he would get his college degree. The move paid off, as he got drafted by the Spurs & won 5 championships with them grunge.com/12319/true-sto…
Austistic/Aspergers people are not allowed to join the British Armed Forces (or Navy) assets.publishing.service…
During the early 1780s, Vermont tried to join the Quebec. The British agreed and offered generous terms but when the British surrendered at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. American independence became apparent, now bordered on three sides by the U.S. they opted to join the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Germany is permanently forbidden from expanding its territory, even in the event a foreign state/country asked and/or voted to join Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
The first female governor was elected in 1924 in Wyoming. Wyoming was also the first state to grant women the right to vote, 50 years before it was federally granted. They refused to join the Union unless their women retained the right to vote. youtu.be/X2kJM9yQs9k
In 1942, a 12-year-old lied about his age to join the Navy. He became a decorated war hero at age 13 but was thrown out of the Navy after his mom found out. tweentribune.com/article/…
Soviets tried to join Nato in 1954, but the NATO countries, fearful that the Soviet Union’s motive was to weaken the alliance, ultimately rejected this proposal. courses.lumenlearning.com…
Max Brooks, the author of "World War Z" and son of Mel Brooks, was invited to join the Modern War Institute at West Point as a non-resident fellow to write about non-military issues that could turn violent in the future, such as corporate control of the food chain. theguardian.com/books/202…
Then Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek had such great admiration for Nazi Germany that he sent his adopted son to join their military during the occupation of Austria. shanghai1937.com/a-chines…
During WWI the British raised two β€œbantam” battalions for men who were too short to join ordinarily historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
Today I learned of 'Soot Tags' which look like spider webs but are formed when petroleum/synthetic sources burn and the positively charged ions join together in a web like pattern. servproofnortheastwichita…
The Soviet Union tried to join NATO in 1954 but failed to be a member due to NATO wanting democratic rights and freedoms in the union. euromaidanpress.com/2017/…
Britain's first overseas colony, Newfoundland (claimed in 1583), was offered a referendum to join Canada in 1948. Despite Canada and Britain supporting the union, it failed to gain a majority of public support. A second referendum was held the next month with fewer options. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
Rainbow was formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist James Dio from Elf. Dio would eventually leave the band to join Black Sabbath, only to go solo after a couple of years and be replaced by Ian Gillan, former vocalist of Deep Purple. everythingisnoise.net/fea…
Coneheads (1993) is the film with the most SNL cast members featured (16). In addition to having the most cast members, its also the only film to feature past members (Aykroyd, Curtin), current members (Farley, Sander), and a future member (McKean). McKean would join SNL the year after the film vulture.com/2013/07/which…
Today I learned of two-time Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson, who quit acting in 1992 to join the British parliament. She became a junior minister in the Blair government, and had aspirations to be Mayor of London. In 2015, at the age of 78, she quit politics, reverted to acting, and since won a Tony Award en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
Ulysses S. Grant and his wife were invited to join Lincoln and his wife at the theater the night Lincoln was assassinated, but declined the invite because Julia Grant did not like Mary Todd. history-first.com/2018/07…
In 1941, when a General asked Winston Churchill for more men to man Antiaircraft guns, Churchill replied "No, I can’t spare any men, you’ll have to use women." Mary Churchill (18), Winston Churchill's youngest daughter was among the first to join and rose to the rank of Junior Commander in 1944. telegraph.co.uk/culture/b…
71 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military, primarily because they are too overweight or too poorly educated, or they have a record of serious crime or drug abuse. militarytimes.com/opinion…
On April 23, 1951 Barbara Rose Johns, at 16 years old, led a student strike to protest the inequality of segregated schools in Virginia. A civil suit filed by the NAACP on her behalf was the only student led suit to join the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Portugal wasn't that neutral in WW2, as it offered help to people who needed it in Madeira and had to deal with some issues that would make Portugal join the war, like countries wich wanted Azores (owned by Portugal) for example. But managed to not join the war. youtu.be/mP8JSnPuvWs
Famous Conquistador Hernan CortΓ©s set fire to his boats so that his men would be at the point of no return, and have to join him in conquering Mexico. onepeterfive.com/burn-shi…
Malcolm X said that white people could not join his black nationalist Organization of Afro-American Unity, but "if John Brown were still alive, we might accept him." Brown was a famous abolitionist convicted and hanged for treason after attempting to lead a slave rebellion in 1859. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Bon Scott of AC/DC once tried to join the Australian Army, but was rejected on the grounds of being "socially maladjusted". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
Vulcanizing rubber joins all the rubber molecules into one single humongous molecule. In other words, the sole of a sneaker is made up of a single molecule. pslc.ws/macrog/exp/rubber…
Today I learned of 'Code of the Secret Service', a movie which lead actor Ronald Reagan called "the worst picture I ever made." The film inspired a man named Jerry Parr to join the Secret Service, who in 1981, saved President Ronald Reagan from an assassination attempt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
The Soviet Union proposed to join NATO in 1954, one year after Stalin had died. nationalinterest.org/blog…
When the territory of Wyoming applied to join the US, congress told them they'd have to stop letting women vote. Their response was "We will remain out of the Union one hundred years rather than come in without the women”. In 1890 they joined as the first and only state to allow women to vote. history.com/news/the-stat…
During the Middle Ages, members of guilds were referred to as β€œmasters.” Artisans who wanted to join a guild were required to prepare a β€œmaster piece” to be judged for qualification. If the masters approved of the piece, that artisan would be accepted into the guild. employees.oneonta.edu/far…
Australia's Constitution allows New Zealand to join as Australia's Seventh State. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…

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