what are some cool history stories you don’t hear in school? by QuestionGuy June 3, 2022, 11:01 am what are some cool history stories you don’t hear in school? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMecooldon'thearhistoryQuestion and Answerschoolstories See more Previous article TIL that in 1994 Queen Elizabeth II helped Snoop Dogg by helping him not get thrown out of the UK due to murder charges Snoop was facing at that time. Next article I found a hat with $17.50 in it and I thought this other guy was going to pick it up but… 7 Comments Leave a Reply This is a short version of the story, but.. The “White House,” presidential building of the USA, got its name following the war of 1812. America failed to cross the Niagara river and invade Canada. The Canadian forces then crossed over the river, pushed the Americans back, and kept pushing deeper and deeper, all the way to the presidential building. They set it on fire. Afterwards, the building was repainted entirely white and thus became known as “The White House.” Log in to Reply This is actually a really cool story about a ragtag British paramilitary unit in WWII that socked it to the Nazis in Portuguese India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SA0WwxBw1Q It’s an hour-and-a-half, though, so set some time aside. But if you love a good story told well, check it out. Log in to Reply Bluetooth is named after a viking(?) Who had the same nickname. The symbol for Bluetooth is the combination of his name’s first letters in runic. You can learn some pretty neat things on this site. Log in to Reply All the shit the cia pulled on US citizens Log in to Reply The Blalok-Taussig shunt. The story of how this surgical procedure was developed and perfected by Dr Blalok, but mostly Vivian Tomas his assistant. Tomas was a black man, who at the time was not allowed to perform surgeries on other human beings; when developing this procedure he worked mostly on dogs. When it came time to perform it on a human being (what started them developing this procedure was Dr Taussig, a female pediatric cardiologist asking for help since she as a woman also couldn’t operate on people) Tomas had to basically stand behind Blalok explaining what to do. There’s a movie about all of this and their story called Something the Lord Made that goes into better detail. Also the podcast Sawbones does a two part episode about all this. It’s a really beautiful story Log in to Reply [The Battle of Myeongryang](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Myeongnyang): Thirteen Korean Ships vs 330 Japanese ships. Log in to Reply The Battle of Blair Mountain is definitely worth reading up on. The labor movement isn’t really discussed much in American schools but these are the people who gave us the weekend. Much of the modern comforts we enjoy today are due to the sacrifices these men made. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/battle-blair-mountain-largest-labor-uprising-american-history-180978520/ Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.