Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech in Bloomington, Illinois so…

Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech in Bloomington, Illinois so captivating that it caused every single reporter present to forget to take notes. There is no copy of this speech in existence, and we can only guess at the content. This speech is known as Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Lost Speech’. source

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Galileo was placed under house arrest by The Holy Office until…

Galileo was placed under house arrest by The Holy Office until his death in 1642 for defending his views about the Earth not being the center of the universe. The Vatican formally acknowledged they were wrong and Galileo was right in 1992. source

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In 1861, slave Robert Smalls stole a confederate ship and took…

In 1861, slave Robert Smalls stole a confederate ship and took it to the Union. He was given command of a Union ship, became a general then purchased his owner’s house and let the sick wife of his owner live there until she died. He became literate and then served 5 years in Congress. source

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