History Facts

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On the 22nd February 1922, the date read 2/22/22 and was the date, Ulysses, by James Joyce was written in Paris.

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On November 22nd, 1963, John F Kennedy was assassinated. JFK was the 35th president and, at the age of 46, was wounded.

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One form of Beijing is referred to as a "sleeve" because it was bred to fit into the robes of a Chinese empress, which was how it was always worn around.

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Almost five million dogs bite a year; children are the primary casualties. Dog bites cause damages of more than $1 billion a year.

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The Beagle rose to fame in the 1300s and 1400s during the days of King Henry VII of England. Elizabeth I loved Pocket Beagles, who was just 9" tall.

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A missing Dachshund was found swallowed whole in the gut of a giant catfish in Berlin in July 2003.

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Countess Karlotta Libenstein of Germany left over $106 million to her Alsatian, Gunther III, when she died in 1992.

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The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog called Bluey, who lived for 29 years and 5 months. It's more than 160 years old in human years.

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Dogs have been associated with humans for over 14,000 years. Cats have been living with humans for only 7,000 years.

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Scholars speculated over the philosophical interpretation of Dorothy's pooch, Toto, in the Wizard of Oz. One theory postulates that Toto represents Anubis, the dog-headed Egyptian god of death, since Toto repeatedly prevents Dorothy from returning home safely.

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