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A Canadian chocolate-maker draws it's name and some of it's fame from the tale of a farm wife who informed Canadian forces of the positions of nearby American troops during the war of 1812
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In 1866, 80 soldiers from Liechtenstein left, but 81 came back. They made an Italian friend.
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- In 1972, Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in the World Chess Championship, becoming one of only two official champions to come from the U.S.A., and the only one since WWII.
- Rene Descartes' book, "Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences" was first published in 1637, wherein he posited the the famous statement, "I think, therefore I am."
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Although communism is attributed to Karl Marx, in reality his works scarcely mention anything other than capitalism. Marx was more interested in proving that capitalism could only end in ruin than trying to create a system to replace it. The real father of communism was Vladimir Lenin.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

The American national anthem is a song about a battle that was lost and written by a POW.

I can one up that one. The British song "God save the King/Queen" was first written for a french king

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

The American national anthem is a song about a battle that was lost and written by a POW.

I can one up that one. The British song "God save the King/Queen" was first written for a french king



At one time it was the same thing. the Normans came from Normandy.

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


uncletim wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

The American national anthem is a song about a battle that was lost and written by a POW.

I can one up that one. The British song "God save the King/Queen" was first written for a french king



At one time it was the same thing. the Normans came from Normandy.


well they were more viking then french at that time to be honest

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well they were more viking then french at that time to be honest



Wasn't that the Saxons?

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


well they were more viking then french at that time to be honest



Wasn't that the Saxons?


No the Saxons were believe or not were from Germany or at lest that is where they started from

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


well they were more viking then french at that time to be honest



This is off topic, but what does PGW stand for?
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King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands in 1810.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


well they were more viking then french at that time to be honest



This is off topic, but what does PGW stand for?


you know phonetic alphabet? cool. and they are some of my initials. (I have a few given names)
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Slavery existed :/
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

you know phonetic alphabet? cool. and they are some of my initials. (I have a few given names)


Only works with NATO standard though. OH! That's your name. Different code LOL.
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Only works with NATO standard though. OH! That's your name. Different code LOL.


I think it works with Abel Baker Charlie Dog etc.

Edit: looked it up. I'd be Peter George William... that's not my name however.



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