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Links Between President Lincoln And Kennedy

Reading Time: 6 minutes Would you believe that there are links between president Lincoln and Kennedy? It may seem odd to link two great leaders that are separated by nearly a century, but the connections go very deep, and are eerie to say the least. But is it some kind of message, a deep meaning, or just pure coincidence? First …

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British Prime Ministers To Die In Office

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seven UK Prime Ministers have died in office, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, who died on 2 July 1743. Henry Pelham, who died on 6 March 1754. Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who died on 1 July 1782. William Pitt the Younger, who died on 23 January 1806 (pictured). Spencer Perceval, who was …

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2 Australian Prime Ministers Have Lost Their Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Only 2 incumbent Australian Prime Ministers have lost their seats in an election. The first was Stanley Bruce in October 1929 and the second was the second longest serving Prime Minister John Howard (pictured) in December 2007. Both lost their seats on an industrial relations platform. To be able to be Prime Minister a person …

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Only One Australian Prime Minister Has Retired

Reading Time: < 1 minute The only Australian Prime Minister to leave office at a time of his or her own choosing was Robert (Bob) Gordon Menzies, who retired 26th January 1966 after serving a combined total of 18 years over 2 terms. All others were either removed by a general election, their party replaced them or they died in …

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Henry VIII Was Thin Until He Had An Accident

Reading Time: 2 minutes He was the prime example of medieval gluttony. King Henry VIII of England was an over weight, over sexed and it would appear, out of control when it comes to marriages and religion. Most portraits of the king show a man who is clearly obese, or extremely over weight at best. But he wasn’t always …

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Only 1 Australian Prime Minister Has Been Sacked By The Head Of State

Reading Time: < 1 minute Only 1 Australian Prime Minister has been forcefully removed from office by the head of state, the Governor General who is Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Australia and it very controversial. The Prime Minister was Gough Whitlam and the Governor General was Sir John Kerr. It began with a series of events in October 1975 when …

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An Australian Prime Minister Held The World Record For Drinking A Yard Of Beer

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Australian Prime Minister held the world record for drinking a yard of beer. Could you possibly imagine a politician today, in any country, completing such a feat? Even former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, who was famed for his drinking would have been proud of this. So how do you think this would have gone …

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The Newport Scandal, FDR’s Crackdown On Gays In The Navy Involved Oral Sex

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Newport scandal arose in 1919 following a poorly thought through exercise to investigate suspected homosexuals in the US Navy. It created controversy because of the methods used, and how enlisted personnel were also used in the investigation. One of the methods used to “weed out” homosexuals was by performing oral sex on enlisted men. Who could …

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