The first person killed in an airplane accident was Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge. On September 17, 1908, Selfridge was a passenger with Orville Wright, in a demonstration flight at Fort Myer, Virginia, when the crash occurred. Wright survived the crash...
In the 1850s, Ohio was the nation's largest wine producer. Although its remaining 3,000 acres of vineyards are but a fraction of what they once were, Ohio remains the largest wine producer in the Midwest.
Seals can withstand water pressure of up to 850 pounds per square inch.
The great lover and adventurer Casanova was earning his living as a librarian for a Count in Bohemia when he died at age 73.
Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Of all the world's peoples, the only ones known not to use fire are the Andaman Islanders and the Pygmies.