Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Amazing Facts

In France - Captain Sarret made the first parachute jump from an airplane in 1918.

The first Eskimo Bible was printed in Copenhagen in 1744.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.

In 1958 the US sent two mice called Laska and Benjy into space.

The first parachute jump from an airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, Missouri, in 1912.

The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.

Only one president was a preacher -- James Garfield.

President Jackson's estate outside of Nashville, TN was known as the Hermitage.

Playing-cards were known in Persia and India as far back as the 12th century. A pack then consisted of 48 instead of 52 cards.


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