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John Wilkes Booth Dressed as Marc Antony

A year before he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth (left) played Marc Antony in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. His brother Junius (right) played Caesar and his other brother Edwin (center), played the traitor Brutus. This production on November 25, 1864 was the only time all three acting brothers starred together in [...]

17 More Offbeat Holidays and Anniversaries to Celebrate in January

Forget weight loss and penny-pinching, make a resolution to keep this year a little more unconventional. What better way to start than with a few offbeat holidays and anniversaries you can easily observe? 1. January 1: First Foot Day A Scottish New Year tradition, the first person to step into someone’s home is called the “first-footer” and [...]

The Emancipation Proclamation

Today, January 1, 2013,  is the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. And some are still arguing over the meaning of that document to this day. It was a momentous act, and President Abraham Lincoln knew it as he signed it. What the proclamation did—and did not do—has been a matter of debate [...]

Months Before Lincoln Was Shot and Killed, He Was Almost Shot and Killed

Albert de Bruijn / Shutterstock.com We all know what happened to President Abraham Lincoln the night he went to watch Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater. But what you may not know is that he came perilously close to being assassinated eight months before John Wilkes Booth fired those fatal shots. Abe and the Lincoln fam had [...]

Abe Lincoln, Ghostbuster

Here is a photo of President Abraham Lincoln “taken during his brief, yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.” Link -via Buzzfeed

Neatorama Facts: Pirates of the Caribbean

Photo: Ack Ook [Flickr] Yo ho ho and 66 animatronic pirates! The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is one of my favorite Disneyland rides. And apparently, I’m not alone in this: over 300 million people have gone on the ride since it opened in 1967. But did they know that the ride was originally supposed [...]

disturbing bottle babies in Museum

The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. The museum is located at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The original purpose of the collection, donated by doctor Thomas Dent [...]