Fast! Lucky Lindy was the first Man to fly across the Atlantic! America wins!
False! Our British friends always point out that actually eight years earlier, in June 1919, the British aviators Alcock and Brown made the first transatlantic flight. England Wins!
BUT The US Navy did it first, two months before in the Curtiss seaplane NC-4.
Now yes, Alcock and Brown did theirs non-stop. But Lindberg did his NY to Paris, while British did theirs Newfoundland to Ireland.
Fact! Cleopatra was a famous Egyptian Queen.
False! She was actually Greek! (a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great.)
**BUT- She was born in Egypt, her mother & father were born in Egypt. Her grandfather and his father and so forth were born in Egypt. ** For about 250 years. If Cleo was Greek, then unless you belong to a tribe, you’re not American.
Fact! The Emancipation proclamation freed the slaves!
*False! It didn’t free any slaves as of course it only applied to the North, and it didn’t free the few slaves still in the North, just those in the Confederacy. *
**BUT, a certain part of the South was already under Northern control, thus up to 50000 slaves were immediately freed.
Fact! General George Custer died at the battle of Little Big Horn!
False- At that time, Custer was only a Lieutenant Colonel.
**BUT- it was common then to allow once Generals, etc to be addressed with the honorific of the highest brevet or volunteer rank they had achieved. So, Most people would have called Custer “General”. **
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