#Hazel Scott was born June 11, 1920 in Port of Spain. At the young age of four she moved with her mother to New York and was soon recognized as being a musical prodigy. Scott began receiving scholarships at the age of eight to study at the Julliard School. By the age of 16-year-old she was performin...#Hazel Scott was born June 11, 1920 in Port of Spain. At the young age of four she moved with her mother to New York and was soon recognized as being a musical prodigy. Scott began receiving…
The Mad Hatter has a basis in real history. In the 18th and 19th centuries, mercury was used to treat felt used in the production of hats in England. Workers in hat factories were exposed to toxic levels of the heavy metal and often led to the onset of dementia.
Dwight Eisenhower was the only US President to serve in the military in both World War I and World War II. A Five Star General, he was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, WWII. President of the United States , 1952-1960.
Jacob Parrott was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor, 151 years ago. Parrott was one of 22 men who infiltrated Confederate lines and hijacked a locomotive before being captured and imprisoned. Parrott was severely beaten 110 times in an attempt to make him talk. He was later exchanged and taken to Washington DC, where he met President Lincoln and was presented with the Medal of Honor by Secretary of War Stanton. Parrott served with the Union Army for the rest of the war.
On the day after Independence Day in 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" in Rochester, New York. He used the occasion to remark on the irony of celebrating American freedom and independence in the midst of the continued enslavement of African Americans.