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TIL of John Frederick Parker, the bodyguard assigned to Abraham Lincoln on the night of his assassination, not only was he 3 hours late, but he left his post to get a drink at a saloon next door. It was during this that Booth entered the box seats where Lincoln was sitting and shot the president.

Wwa8 TIL: “Government once even claimed that Hooters discriminates against men because it hires big-breasted female waiters. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission only dropped its complaint after Hooters ran a commercial showing a hairy male server wearing Hooters’ skimpy uniform.”
awvJM TIL Gladiators didn't normally fight to the death, as they were too expensive to prepare and maintain, making it to risky of a business to sustain. For there to be a fight to the death, a sponsor would have to pay extra and also compensate the lanista for the lost gladiator.
R8v7 TIL in a 14 page ruling, a Michigan judge used rap verses to dismiss a defamation case against Eminem
oBG9A TIL Ålesund, Norway burned down in 1904 and Kaiser Wilhelm II. sent 4 warships to build shelters and barracks, giving refuge to around 10,000 people, and rebuilding the city in record time
kbGd TIL “RMS Titanic” fired 8 emergency flares before sinking. A ship in the area, the “SS Californian”, saw the flares and that the ship appeared uneven in the water. The crew told the captain, who did not believe the rockets were fired in distress. All of Titanic’s passengers could have been rescued.