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This is the grave of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Holmes of course is one of the most famous and important Supreme Court justices in American history. After barely surviving the Civil War (wounded a number of times and also barely defeated a case of dysentery), Holmes enrolled in Harvard Law School and then practiced admiralty and […]
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This is the grave of William “Boss” Tweed I hardly need to provide a biography of the man whose name is synonymous throughout the United States with political corruption. Tweed, the child of Quakers like another paragon of virtue in American history named Richard Nixon, became a machine man from a youth, where he became […]
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Time for the next installment in the internet’s least important historical series. This is the grave of Samuel Gompers. Gompers, an English immigrant from a Jewish background, immigrated to the United States in 1863. He became involved in the nascent American labor movement in 1864, when he was 14 and working as a cigar maker. […]
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Now this is a grave you can set your watch to. That’s right, this is the grave of Johnny Unitas, 9th round pick out of Louisville, Baltimore Colts legend, 10 time Pro Bowl selection, 3 time NFL MVP, 5 time first team All-Pro, and 1979 Hall of Fame inductee. He was also an extra in […]
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