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 Posted 01/28/2022  10:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I love giveaways....but have won none I also love proof IHCs to almost the same degree if not more. I find this site very interactive and informative whether it's the answer I want to hear or not. From now till the end of February 2022, I will run this contest.... I want you to tell me the most obscure fact printed in the press between 1891 and 1893. I will pick my 10 favorites without duplicate entries from submissions and on the the11th of March, I will pick a winner....ps I may need staff help running a pole....There are no limitations on entries..however,
if I read it before it will be glossed over...be creativeand dive into history my friends there will be a winner of this raw 1892 IHC. Good Luck...this whole thing is about learning history and its obscurities....#be obscureI kdnion



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01/28/2022 11:04 pm
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 Posted 01/28/2022  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love obscure facts and I love IHC and your IHC's are dreamy!

Here is my obscure fact:

" 1892 was the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering America. To celebrate, Congress provided money for a world's fair. ... The half dollar coin featured a bust of the explorer and sold at the fair for one dollar. The quarter dollar showed Queen Isabella of Spain, who financed the trip."

One thing, this contest is posted in ended, you may need a moderator to move it.
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 Posted 01/28/2022  10:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey there. @hfjacincto.. Give me yo0ur best of those years...the weirder may be better...or the most unknown. This contest vis a way to teach history.....and win a nice prize....
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 Posted 01/28/2022  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/29/2022  07:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Done.
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 Posted 01/29/2022  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fact number 2:

Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith.

Asked in 1891 to invent an indoor winter activity by his boss at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, James Naismith is credited as the founder of basketball. Naismith, a physical education teacher, also wrote the original basketball rule book and founded the University of Kansas basketball program
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 Posted 01/29/2022  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a gorgeous IHC!

Very interesting contest idea!

Here's an interesting fact that goes back to the "spooky Oujia board"

"In February, 1891, the first few advertisements started appearing in papers: "Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board," boomed a Pittsburgh toy and novelty shop, describing a magical device that answered questions "about the past, present and future with marvelous accuracy" and promised "never-failing amusement and recreation for all the classes," a link "between the known and unknown, the material and immaterial." Another advertisement in a New York newspaper declared it "interesting and mysterious" and testified, "as Proven at Patent Office before it was allowed. Price, $1.50."
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 Posted 01/29/2022  09:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very unusual offer and fun idea for the contest. I have never even seen a proof Indian Head cent in person. Would be nice to have one! I will start working on a few historical oddities. Thank you for your generosity.
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 Posted 01/29/2022  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive prize. This will be fun to follow and thanks for having this contest.

Oh man, what a great idea and I might return in time to make an entry after traveling all those rabbit holes I'm sure to find and get lost in. (I'll tie a string to my sneaker so others can follow and find me!!!)




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.... "as Proven at Patent Office before it was allowed. Price, $1.50."

Modern translation: " It Must be true since it was on the web."
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Modern translation: " It Must be true since it was on the web."


Haha exactly Pete. Marketing sure does beat the facts doesn't it? Apparently Elijah Bond filed for "patent protection" in 1890, but it was established in 1891. In short, there were other "talking boards" but he decided to put his name over the idea.
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 Posted 01/29/2022  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the contest and amazing prize!

On September 26th 1892 John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band made it's first public appearance at Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey.



John Phillip Sousa is famous for his patriotic march songs we hear every 4th of July and while practically everyone recognizes them, they might not know the composer.

"Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Semper Fidelis" (Official March of the United States Marine Corps).





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 Posted 01/29/2022  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rather than shovel snow, I thought I'd rather spend a bit of time preparing my entrant for this contest. I will say that there are quite a few interesting ideas over on atlas obscura for these three years (anyone want to tell us about the oldest pair of unworn Levis?), but actually the idea for this submission did not come from there.

Assuming that a slightly broad interpretation of "printed in the press" will be acceptable to @drb, I'd like to talk about US patent #465588, filed on June 8th 1891 and granted a few months later on December 22nd, 1891. The inventor, Seth Wheeler was a prominent businessman in Albany New York. Building on a series of other patents for manufactured paper products, such as his 1883 idea for wrapping paper, he finally settled down to create his invention for the ages: the toilet paper roll. Specifically, he claimed,
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A roll of paper partially divided into sheets by lateral incisions extending from the sides of the web toward the center of the sheets, each sheet being connected to the next one by a Λ-shaped tongue.


This concept rapidly displaced the previous TP format, comprising flat sheets of paper. In total, Seth patented dozens of different ideas, although the majority of these dealt with paper products and their dispensers. In the past couple years of the COVID pandemic, Seth Wheeler's name pops up periodically when writers are discussing shortages and hording of food, home goods, and other staples.

I have been unable to find a numismatic connection directly to Seth, although his father, Alonzo, evidently had a collection of US and ancient coins. According to a letter he wrote to his nephew (Seth's cousin), Alonzo had
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nearly all dates of Silver Dollars, Half Dollars & Quarters; 43 Gold Coins including all the different types! World Gold and Silver; Coins of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and Ancient Roman coins.
Maybe Seth was a philatelist instead?




Sources
https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/piw?PageNu...O/patimg.htm
https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/piw?PageNu...O/patimg.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial...seth-wheeler
https://www.neorsd.org/history-than...er-inventor/
https://sites.google.com/a/numismat...ler-alonso-j

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 Posted 01/29/2022  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
since we want something obscure.

Yorkville Enquirer in South Carlolina printed on page 4 or the January 27, 1892 edition:

China is now talking of going into the cotton raising business extensively, with the intention of exporting it in competition with the United States and India.
With her teeming millions of people who can and do live cheaper than anywhere else on earth, China is liable to prove a dangerous rival in the business.

Today 130 years later ...

More than half a million are forced to pick cotton in China.
Forced labour much more widespread than initially thought in China region that supplies a fifth of the world's cotton.
The US imposed sanctions on cotton suppliers in China's Xinjiang region over human rights concerns.

The Xinjiang region produces more than 20% of the world's cotton and about 85% of China's.

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 Posted 01/29/2022  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trdhrdr007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I ran across a news story about Rhode Island vampires. Evidently people were dying of consumption and some people believed they were killed by vampires. A woman by the name of Mercy Brown was exhumed & they found blood still in her heart. Her heart & liver were then burned. I don't have the exact newspaper this was printed in but here's a link to a blog post. https://blog.newspapers.com/the-new...mpire-panic/
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Relating to the standardization of (American) terms, spellings, and pronunciations in the chemical and geographical fields.

Popular Science, September 1892:

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CHANGES IN CHEMICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL WORDS

[A] proposition for a revision of the spelling and pronunciation of chemical terms was made in the Chemical Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at the annual meeting in 1887. Accordingly, a committee to make such a revision was appointed, and made its final report at the meeting of 1891.

https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Po...phical_Words
(The original article is available in image form on Google Books, but this is easier to read and link).

Edit: formatting messed up.
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 Posted 01/30/2022  12:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From 3-1-22 until 3-10-22 I will do a poll based on my top 10 to be voted upon by your peers...(if I can run a poll...otherwise I will be counting votes...) winner announced on 3/11/22
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