In the mid 1770’s, During America’s War of Independence with England, David Bushnell, an inventive guy on the American side, created the world’s first attack submarine. Using whiskey barrel technology, he made a watertight, clam shell-shaped vehicle with barely enough room for one man. The thing, Continue reading “Submarines”
In the 1940’s, all the young girls crowded the stage and fainted over a popular singer, just like they did in later eras over Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and now modern singers such as Justin Bieber. Who was it then? Frank Sinatra.
The United States Secret Service was originated in 1865 to combat counterfeit money. There was a time when as much as one third of all the money in America was counterfeit. Some Americans are still at it. Currently, a quarter-million dollars in new counterfeit money appears daily.
Several years ago, a new American coin was introduced, the Susan B. Anthony dollar. People didn’t like them because they were easy to mix up with quarters, since they were about the same size and color. So, they were taken out of circulation. At one time, the Federal Reserve had a room that contained 334 million Susan B. Anthony dollars.