September 16, 2020
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History is often stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to war and politics. Here are a few strange facts from history you probably didn't learn in school.
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Today's Random Fact:
Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties.
The Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896 is the shortest war on record lasting an exhausting 38 minutes.
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America banned the slave trade.
At the start of World War I, the US Air Force (then a component of the US army) had only 18 pilots and 5 - 12 airplanes.
In 1838, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (President of Mexico) had his leg amputated after his ankle was destroyed by canon-fire. He ordered a full military burial for it.