Amaz­ing Facts

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In­tro­duced in 1894, Biben­dum (com­monly known as The Miche­lin Man) is one of the world's old­est trade­marks. This is a 1910 photo of Biben­dum, show­ing him smok­ing a cigar and wear­ing roller skates.

Ronald Rea­gan was a life­guard dur­ing high school and saved 77 peo­ple’s lives.

West Point pro­duced 445 Civil War Gen­er­als—294 fought for the Union and 151 for the Con­fed­er­acy, and at ev­ery ma­jor bat­tle of the Civil War a West Point grad­u­ate com­manded one or both sides.

Af­ter the Civil War, Gen­eral Robert E. Lee was asked what was to be done with the Con­fed­er­ate Bat­tle Flags, he said, “Fold them up and put them away.”

Lee was also quoted as say­ing, “We must for­give our en­e­mies. I can truly say that not a day has passed since the war be­gan that I have not prayed for them.” ●◊●

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