Category Archives: 19th Century

Historical Facts from 1801 to 1900 CE

October 17, 1871

On October 17, 1871, US President Ulysses S. Grant suspended habeas corpus in parts of South Carolina during the prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan. Many ignorant people of that time, and also 130 years later, complained and said that … Continue reading

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October 12, 1859

On October 12, 1859, the self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States, Emperor Norton, issued an edict from his home in San Francisco that abolished the US Congress. One hundred and sixty years later, US President Donald Trump learned of Emperor … Continue reading

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October 6, 1893

On October 6, 1893, Nabisco Foods invented Cream of Wheat. There are some people who prefer Cream of Wheat over oatmeal or even grits. Those people are wrong. Just wrong.

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October 2, 1851

On October 2, 1851, French occultist Jacques-Toussaint Benoit built and tested a pasilalinic-sympathetic compass. Benoit claimed that when snails mated, they formed a permanent telepathic link and that link based upon animal magnetism would work instantly, wirelessly, over any distance … Continue reading

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September 24, 1890

On September 24, 1890, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy. The church elders said that the fantasy of multiple wives jumping to the beck and call of one husband was just that, a stupid fantasy. … Continue reading

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September 20, 1881

On September 20, 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st President of the United States after the assassination of James A. Garfield by crazy man Charles J. Guiteau. Guiteau believed that his imagined critical support of Garfield … Continue reading

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September 2, 1867

On September 2, 1867, the first all girls’ school was opened in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Two new fetishes were immediately birthed. The one of being the only boy in an all girls’ school was the first. … Continue reading

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August 19, 1900

On August 19, 1900, the only cricket match of the Summer Olympics began. I say began, because it took two days to complete. There were only two teams competing, England and France, as no other countries had athletes dull enough … Continue reading

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August 16, 1858

On August 16, 1858, telegraphed messages were sent over the newly laid trans-Atlantic cable between Britain’s Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan. The first messages were the usual, flowery prose between 19th Century world leaders. But much later in … Continue reading

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August 5, 1861

On August 5, 1861, the US Army abolished flogging. It was said by many of the older officers, who weren’t subjected to flogging as a punishment anyway, that removing the threat of the lash would allow the common soldier to go… Continue reading

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