Most Americans probably do not know the reason behind the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, yet t’s one of the biggest nights of the year for many Mexican restaurants in America. Some people believe it is Mexican Independence Day, but that is incorrect. Mexico declared its independence from Spain on September 15, 1810, and south […]
He boasted that he had over 500 children. – Do you know his name?
He was a trifle fat but he had a way with women, and this French novelist loved to boast that he had over 500 children. French Nobleman His grandfather was a French nobleman and his grandmother was an enslaved African woman. Thomas, his father was taken to France where he was educated in a military […]
Rare film from Paris Exposition in 1900 depicts a moving sidewalk!
The Paris Exposition was a world’s fair held in Paris, France from April 15 to November 12, 1900 and the film below brings the event to life. Thomas Edison Attended It celebrated achievements of the past century and of course Thomas Edison attended. He had only recently invented the mobile motion picture camera and these […]