The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier On Jeopardy recently, the final question was "How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?" All three contestants missed it! So I decided to do a little research. It is really interesting and something they don't teach in school anymore. Here's a bit of true American history:
  • So, how many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?
  • 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

The Boston Tea Party

The history behind the Boston Tea Party On December 16th in 1773, dozens of men dumped 342 chests of tea from 3 ships into the water. But what a lot of people don't realize is that it started with bankers.

In 1771, London banker Alexander Fordyce of the banking house Neal, James, Fordyce and Down thought himself infallible. Fordyce had made a fortune as a speculator, and he enjoyed his opulent wealth. He held magnificent estates in Surrey, Roehampton, and Scotland, and once blew 14,000 pounds (several million dollars today) running for parliament.

More Bureaucratic Rules to Drag Down The Economy

More bureaucratic rules for US businesses It seems that President Obama's bureaucracies are not content with the damage the massive "fourth branch" of government has already done to the U.S. economy. They are now ready to dump another $1.8 trillion worth of regulatory costs on businesses and industry.

I found this little nugget in Fox News:

The History of Sumptary Laws

Lessons learned from Monarchs Just over 400-years ago, 13 conspirators were caught trying to assassinate King James I of England and blow up the House of Lords in what became known as the Gunpowder Treason. In fact, they made a move about it called V for Vendetta. Guy Fawkes was found underneath the House of Lords with three dozen barrels of gunpowder... and to this day, his effigy is still burned annually in commemoration of the event.

Fundamentally, the Gunpowder Treason was about the fight for freedom.


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