what are some cool history stories you don’t hear in school?

what are some cool history stories you don’t hear in school?

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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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