Senate bean soup: since time immemorial on the menu in the U.S. Senate ~

Bean soup has been served in the Senate dining room since time immemorial. However, its origins are as murky as what’s in the bowl. Apparently, around 1904, a bean soup showed up, and it’s been on the Senate menu ever since that time. According to legend, in 1903, Idaho Democratic Senator Frank Dubois demanded that bean soup be available every day at the Senate dining room, where it’s stayed on the menu for more than a hundred years, but no one has ever located any evidence of that resolution. Another…

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Stamford bull run: a custom demised after 700 years of cruelty

If you are lucky enough to own a castle you want to enjoy the fine views on your lands from your windows. And that, according to legend, is just what William Plantagenet de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey (1166-1240), was doing one day at the turn of the 12th century. As story goes, looking over the meadow stretched before him outside the town of Stamford he saw two bulls fighting over a cow. Local butchers then came with their dogs to part the animals, enraging them further and causing one…

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#TodayInHistory – November 13

November 13 – Some important events on this day. 1789 👉🏼 Benjamin Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes” 1839 👉🏼 Last bull run in Britain as the Stamford bull run ends after 700 years. ✔️READ THE ARTICLE! 1851 👉🏼 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked 1895 👉🏼 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii 1933 👉🏼 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota 1940 👉🏼 “Fantasia” animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released 1956 👉🏼 US…

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