Louise the Unfortunate’s grave at Natchez City Cemetery – Mississippi

The interesting headstones and epitaphs in Mississippi’s Natchez City Cemetery teach visitors about the area’s pioneering families. The cemetery was established in 1822, at which time many bodies were moved from older burial grounds, including those on plantations. More or less curious local character are buried there, including the little Florence Irene Ford and the victims of a 1908 huge explosion, commemorated by the so-called Turning Angel. However, there is one headstone that raises only questions, that of a woman locally known as “Louise the Unfortunate”. Her headstone bears no…

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#June 1, 1935: first test for drivers!

In 1934 in Britain there were about one and a half million cars on the roads, but despite the relatively low number, more than 7,000 people were killed in road accidents. Something had to be done…and so it was.Parliament decided that anyone driving a car had to prove they could do it safely and the first compulsory driving test was introduced on this day, June 1, 1935. Those who had not passed the test were required to display L (for learner) plates on their vehicle.The test lasted about half an…

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#TodayInHistory – June 1

June 1 – Some important events on this day. 4000 BC 👉🏼 Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine. But this is just a hypothesis. 1215 👉🏼 Beijing, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing 1495 👉🏼 First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller 1676 👉🏼 Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the…

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