An airplane crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945….

An airplane crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. Among other damage, plane parts severed the cables for an elevator and the woman inside fell over 70 stories. She lived and holds the world record for the longest survived elevator fall. source

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There is a hotel that sits right on the border of Switzerland…

There is a hotel that sits right on the border of Switzerland and France. A set of stairs started in France and ended in Switzerland upstairs. The upper rooms were thus ideal as a hideout for French Resistance members during WWII as the Nazis weren’t allowed to cross into the Swiss side. source

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Avery Island, home of the Tabasco company, is also home to…

Avery Island, home of the Tabasco company, is also home to about half of the company’s 200 employees. Many of them are descendants of employees who worked there more than 100 years ago. source

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During WWI, King Albert I of Belgium personally lead the…

During WWI, King Albert I of Belgium personally lead the desperate defense against the Germans, while the Queen served as a nurse, and their son, the 14 year-old Crown Prince enlisted in the infantry as a private. source
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