Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his ability to negotiate peace in the Russo-Japanese War. He was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. nobelpeaceprize.org/Prize…
There was a paramilitary socialist group in Canada in the 1960s that wanted to overthrow their provincial government with an armed revolution. The only peace time use of Canada's War Measures Act was to stop them. The group was in contact with the KGB, and the top members were exiled to Cuba. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
The first message sent across the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, on August 16, 1858, read, "Directors of Atlantic Telegraph Company, Great Britain, to Directors in America:β€”Europe and America are united by telegraph. Glory to God in the highest; on earth peace, good will towards men." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
In 1985 French Military Agents bombed a green peace vessel in a New Zealand harbor that was there to protest French Nuclear testing on a nearby island. The blast killed one crewmember. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
The Empire of Japan awarded medals of friendship and peace to several U.S. officers. After Pearl Harbor, these medals were strapped to bombs about to be dropped on Tokyo. visitpearlharbor.org/wwii…
Isaac Newton studied the occult and predicted the end of the world as we know it to happen around the year 2060. He believed humanity would then progress into an era of divinely inspired peace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's longest serving Prime Minister viewed hitler as a misunderstood kindred spirit and hero who King's higher mission was to lead to peace, regularly communed with spirits of the dead, including Davinci, Roosevelt, and his dead dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The mayors of Athens and Sparta signed a peace treaty in 1996, 2500 years after the Peloponnesian War ended. The war lasted 27 years (431-404 BC) and the treaty is to make up for the lack of documentation from the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
John Adams is considered the Father of the American Navy. Founding it during the Quasi-War, a non-declared war between America and post-revolution France. Adams believed in peace and neutrality, but felt such goals could only be obtained if backed by the ability for America to defend itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
In 19th-century Paris, whenever a newspaper reported on a gruesome or mysterious death, tens of thousands of people would flock to the morgue to examine the body and guess how it got there. Police often had to be dispatched to control the peace. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The founder of the Boy Scouts met with senior Hitler Youth officials, who wanted the two organisations to forge closer ties. In the late 1930s, parties of Hitler Youth came to Britain on "peace and friendship" cycling tours, while Boy Scouts went to Germany to spend time with the Hitler Youth sundaypost.com/fp/creator…
The US never cut off military aids to South Vietnam, even after the Paris Peace Accords. It sent $1.126 billion in 1974 and $700 million in 1975 jtp.cnki.net/bilingual/de…
A solar eclipse in the 6th century BC ended a 6 year war between the Lydians and Medes. Day turned into night,leading to both parties halting the fighting and negotiating a peace agreement. military.wikia.org/wiki/B…
Today I learned of the Escopetarra, a decommissioned gun that has been turned into a guitar, they are given as an award to peace activists. Notable recipients of the Escopetarra include Shakira, Santana, Juanes, Paul McCartney, and the United Nations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
In 1935, North Newton, Kansas was the site of the first conference of "peace churches" aka pacifist churches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The only person to ever win both an Olympic Medal and a Nobel Prize was Philip Noel-Baker. Baker won a silver medal for the 1500m in 1920 and a Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
A statute of 13th Century Buddhist Shinran Shonin survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima. It was then moved to the NY Buddhist Church on September 11, 1955 with a plaque that reads "a testimonial to the atomic bomb devastation and a symbol of lasting hope for world peace." lionsroar.com/new-york-bu…
Santos Dumont, a Brazilian aviator believed that air travel would bring world peace, therefore he offered his works for free, was accused of espionage during ww1. And he killed himself after witnessing planes being used in warfare. robbiesworlddiary.com/201…
In 1987, Mathias Rust, a German teenager, flew from Helsinki to Moscow, Red Square, all by himself, as a sign of peace. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939 although the nomination was never meant to be taken seriously. worldwarwings.com/heres-h…
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henry Kissinger is considered to be one of the biggest influences in the growth of soccer's popularity in the United States, and he was named chairman of the North American Soccer League's board of directors in 1978. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The former Bloods and Crips gang leaders made peace with each other and started an organization to promote peace in their communities. They’re now training former gang members and community leaders to help younger generations. freethink.com/shows/catal…
Convicted murderer Victor Feguer the last person to be put to death in Iowa requested a single olive with the pit still in it as his last meal. He hoped once dead, the seed would produce an olive tree which would be seen as a symbol of peace murderpedia.org/male.F/f/…
The flag of the Philippines is flown with the red side on the upper side in times of war and the blue side on the upper side during times of peace. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Fawzia Koofi, an Afghan peace negotiator and women's rights activist suggested to the Taliban that they should also bring women to the table. They laughed immediately bbc.com/news/world-asia-5…
The Spanish town of HuΓ©scar was technically at war with Denmark from 1809 to 1981 as a result of the Napoleonic Wars. The official declaration of war was forgotten until it was discovered by a local historian, followed by the signing of a peace treaty by the mayor and the Danish ambassador. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu%…
We are all just stardust , every atom of oxygen in our lungs , of carbon in our muscles , of valcium on our bones , of iron in our blood was created inside a star before the earth was born , we all are peace of universe amnh.org/exhibitions/perm…
The man who eulogized George Washington with the famous quote "First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen" was Henry β€œLight Horse Harry” Lee, father of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. mountvernon.org/library/d…
Today I learned of Sidney Gottlieb, who headed the CIA’s MK-Ultra LSD mind control experiments. Known as the "Black Sorcerer" and the "Dirty Trickster,” he retired to an ecologically friendly home, where he raised goats, ate yogurt and advocated peace and environmentalism. He also ran a leper hospital in India. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
General Nathan Bedford Forrest, once considered a hero of the Confederacy, changed his views post-war. He encouraged black advancement and endeavored to be a proponent for espousing peace and harmony between black and white Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The USSR and Japan were at war until The Soviet–Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956, which brought peace after 11 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sov…
Emperor Taizu of Song invited all the general officers to a lavish banquet where he convinced them all to retire as military leaders in favour of a luxurious lifestyle. none of them refused his terms, and thus began a period of relative internal peace within the realm of the Song dynasty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
The Peloponnesian war officially ended in 1996, when the mayors of the two cities signed a peace treaty, although it took place in the years between 431- 404 BC making it last around 2500 years. random-times.com/2018/12/…
The classic peace symbol was designed by super-imposing the semaphore (flag) signals of the letters N and D which are to represent 'Nuclear Disarmament'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Today I learned about Air Sinai - a highly secretive paper airline flying unmarked EgyptAir jets between Cairo and Tel Aviv. It was established as part of the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, but the animosity between Arabs and Israelis following the Intifada resulted the airline 'hiding' its operations. theglobeandmail.com/news/…
During the 2019 Mozambique peace-accord signings, Sid Meier's Civilization IV's theme song, Baba Yetu, was played in the background. venturebeat.com/2019/08/1…
President LBJ thought Nixon's back-channel communications to S.Vietnam government were treasonous (Nixon secretly told the S.Vietnamese to stop the Vietnam War peace talks with President LBJ, and wait until Nixon gets elected to get a "better deal".) bbc.com/news/magazine-217…
There was a battle that supposedly took place in 585 BC which was interrupted by a solar eclipse. The battle ended in a draw and peace was negotiated ending a 6 year war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Mao Zedong's English interpreter Ji Chaozhu moved to New York in 1939 at age 9, to avoid the war and spent a year at Harvard before returning to China in 1950. He worshipped Mao and remember the Chairman as β€œserene,” β€œregal,” and β€œmentally far away, at peace.” slate.com/culture/2008/08…
Today I learned of the White House Peace Vigil a 24-hour a day anti-nuclear weapons peace vigil started by William Thomas in 1981. Thomas believed it to be the longest running uninterrupted anti-war protest in U.S. history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Former British MP Winston Churchill won a Nobel Price in 1953 - but instead for peace, as he had hoped, he won it for his writing. winstonchurchill.hillsdal…
Daisuke Inoue, the creator of the Karaoke machine, has been awarded the satirical Ig Nobel peace prize for "inventing karaoke, thereby providing an entirely new way for people to learn to tolerate each other." sciencemag.org/news/2004/…
The red grapefruit comes from a 1950s gov nuclear program called "Atoms for Peace" where they would mutate crops with radioactive material. In these "Gamma Gardens" ones grown close to the radioactive source died, but ones farther away turned red en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
The small country of Andorra was the longest combatant in WW1. Being left out of the Treaty of Versailles, they remained at war with Germany until officially declaring peace in 1958. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Jelly Babies were originally named β€œUnclaimed Babies” in 1864. They renamed the candy β€œPeace Babies” to mark the end of WWI, before giving them their present name. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
The true meaning of 'Aloha' in Hawaiian is love, peace and compassion. The literal translation of Aloha from Hawaiian to English is β€œthe presence of breath”. β€œAlo” is a Hawaiian word for presence and β€œha” means β€œbreath”. icchawaii.edu/what-does-a…
A 3-year-old boy was buried with his tricycle after he was killed in the atomic blast at Hiroshima. The trike is now on display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. euronews.com/2019/08/07/h…
60's social activist Abbie Hoffman and author of Fuck the System ,Revolution for the Hell of It, and Steal This Book , had an FBI file that was 13,262 pages long. or, about 11 times that of Tolstoy's War and Peace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
Today I learned about Wangari Mathaai, the first African Woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded the Green Belt movement that helped plant 30 million trees and empowered women to get involved in social change. brainpickings.org/2019/06…

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