If brevity is the soul of wit, it is unfortunate that Calvin Coolidge is remembered more for his greatly exaggerated brevity than for his frequently overlooked wit. Indeed, two of the famous quotes attributed to Coolidge have often been cited to suggest dullness rather than keenness of insight.



Lincoln's birthday, February 12, appears to have lost some of its former aura, as all presidents are now supposedly covered by the amorphous, all-purpose "Presidents' Day," but his time in office retains most of the luster that it acquired after he was killed.

The discovery of the remains of England's notorious King Richard III will likely do little to change his historical reputation as a murdering usurper who took the throne through intrigue.

The ratification of the 16th Amendment — the income tax — caused profound changes throughout the United States. Not surprisingly, though the amendment was sold as a tax-the-rich plan, that wasn’t its real intention.

VIDEO - WWII Veteran Art Crino claims that Amelia Earhart was captured and executed in Saipan, which was under control by the Japanese since WWI until it was recaptured by the United States in 1944. One of the reasons that Crino believes in Earhart's demise derives from his personal experience in Saipan during his time serving during WWII. He also believes that Earhart may have been serving as a spy for the United States, having a spy camera equipped on her plane.

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