Andre Stojka

HOW AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO STEP ON THE NORTH POLE AND HOW IT WAS COVERED UP

  An African-American was the first person to step on the North Pole. Here is how this part of Black History happened: On April 6, 1909, Admiral Robert Peary moved toward what he thought was the exact geographic point of the North Pole, where no one had ever been before. Peary had left his exploratory …

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CHRISTMAS ON STORMY SOUTH AFRICAN SEAS WHERE THE WORLD IS STILL FLAT

The world’s most famous sailor struggled by himself in his 35-foot sloop against winds that shoved and buried the bow and him under water. Crawling on the bowsprit, trying to adjust his sails, the rolling sea shoved him under water 3 times. It was a dangerous situation especially being alone; there was no one on …

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THE MORNING WHEN PRESIDENT LINCOLN DIED

  At 7:30 on a cold and rainy morning, April 15, 1865, Dr. Charles Augustus Leale sadly pronounced dead Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. Then, Leale walked across 10th Street in Washington, D.C. from the Peterson Boarding House, where Lincoln’s lifeless body lay, back to Ford’s Theatre, where the assassination had taken place …

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HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS IN LOS ANGELES OF 1852

  The first Presidential Election in California was in 1852, pitting Democrat Franklin Pierce against the Whig Candidate, General Winfield Scott. California’s 4 electoral votes went to Pierce. According to Horace Bell in his book “Reminiscences of a Ranger,” political campaigns and elections in early Los Angeles, California were often wonders to behold. Los Angeles …

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