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Noah Webster, the inventor of American English, learnt 26 languages in order to be able to evaluate the etymology of words.
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The British coined the term "Soccer" in the late 1800s, not America.
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When wounded, Thomas Baker ordered his squad to leave him propped against a tree with a pistol and 8 bullets. They later found his body in the same position with 8 dead Japanese soldiers around him.
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When a man disappeared in 1660, three of his servants were erroneously sentenced to death for his murder. This bizarre case led to the "no body, no murder" rule.
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There were still people making their way across the United States via the Oregon Trail the year the fax machine was invented.
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