• WWI Battle of Mons Where Soldiers Claimed Divine Intervention
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    WWI Battle of Mons Where Soldiers Claimed Divine Intervention

    [MUSIC PLAYING] Throughout history, people have reported the presence of divine defenders, angels protecting them or fighting for them in the middle of battle. One of the most famous examples of this potential intervention is in the Battle of Mons between the British and German forces during World War I. On August 23, 1914, the British army, with support from France, attacked the German army which had just declared war on them a few weeks before. Hopes were high that the fresh British troops would prevail, especially with help from the French. The Battle of Mons with the last in four skirmishes that were referred to as the Battles of…

  • Robert Smalls Escapes Slavery in a Stolen Confederate Ship – Drunk History
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    Robert Smalls Escapes Slavery in a Stolen Confederate Ship – Drunk History

    [belch] HI. I’M MARK GAGLIARDI, AND TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS. [laughter] – WHEN ROBERT SMALLS WAS 12 YEARS OLD, HIS FATHER, HENRY MCKEE, THE PLANTATION OWNER, WAS LIKE, LISTEN, MY SON, THAT I’M NOT ALLOWED TO TELL ANYBODY IS MY SON BUT REALLY, YOU’RE MY SON. YOU ARE SPECIALER THAN THE OTHER SLAVES. BUT YOU KEEP GETTING IN TROUBLE. WE THINK THAT THE BEST THING FOR YOU RIGHT NOW IS IF WE SEND YOU TO CHARLESTON. AND ROBERT SMALLS IS LIKE, OH, I’M SORRY. YOU’RE MY [bleep] SLAVE OWNER AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEND ME TO CHARLESTON WHERE I CAN LEARN AN ACTUAL BUSINESS TRADE? YEAH,…

  • Alexander Hamilton’s Salacious Sex Scandal (feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Drunk History
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    Alexander Hamilton’s Salacious Sex Scandal (feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Drunk History

    Pretty drunk. [laughs] – You feel okay? – I’m giggly and there’s gaps in my memory. [laughs] – That’s all right. – Already. – Okay, so, uh, let’s get back. – So, Yorktown.We won!Well, now we’ve gotta form a country.Um, they all ask him, hey, come be a part of the Constitutional Convention.So we’re figuring out howthe American system is gonna work.The Constitutional Convention:this is the room where they’re decidingwhat the shape of our government should be.They’re hashing it out.And Hamilton speaks for six hours.But some of the things he pitched would haunt himthe rest of his career.He pitched maybe president for life?[whispering] Ooh, he’s secretly a monarchist.Maybe, uh, we…

  • Drunk History – John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Had Beef
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    Drunk History – John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Had Beef

    – I MEAN, THIS IS RIDICULOUS. DID YOU HAVE A HOLE IN THAT, OR WHAT HAPPENED? – I’M GONNA CLEAN THAT UP. – LIKE, REALLY? – I DIDN’T DO THAT. – YOU KNOW THIS IS MY GODDAMN HOME, RIGHT? – YOU LIVE IN THIS [bleep]HOLE? – HELLO. TODAY WE’RE GONNA TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE ELECTION OF 1800. [slurps, laughs] THOMAS JEFFERSON AND JOHN ADAMS– THEY WERE FOUNDING FATHERS OF AMERICA. THEY WERE ALSO THE BEST OF FRIENDS. ADAMS WAS LIKE, THE CONSTITUTION– YOU CAN KIND OF BEND THAT HOW YOU NEED TO BEND IT. WE CAN KIND OF WORK WITH THIS, AND JEFFERSON WAS ALWAYS LIKE, CONSTITUTION IS THE…