I just picked up my copy of “Today in History”, a book put out by The History Channel. It is good for a quick read, as every two pages have info on what happened in history on that day.
I was reading the entries for July 1, and this entry appears for the year 1863: “The largest military conflict in North American history begins when Union and Confederate forces collide at Gettysburg, Virginia.” :dubious:
Ok, they spelled Virginia right, so it didn’t get picked up on the spell check. But how could this basic error have made it through the editing process? (For those that aren’t from the US, or aren’t history buffs, Gettysburg is in Pennsylvania.)
Considering who put this book out, and the fact that even folks who know next to nothing about US Civil War history have heard about the Battle of Gettysburg and know it is in Pennsylvania, I was surprised at the error.
What errors have you spotted that make you shake your head?