Two locomotives collided head-on west of Nashville in 1918, an accident believed to have killed more people than any other U.S. train wreck.
‘Jeep disease’ and ‘destroyer stomach’ were new terms explained to the Southern Medical Society by Army and Navy doctors in 1943.
The immigrants aboard the steamer ‘G. P. Griffith’ survived crossing the Atlantic only to meet with tragedy on Lake Erie.
To prevent the reelection of Abraham Lincoln and other Republicans, two journalists coined a new term, ‘miscegenation,’ and penned a bogus pamphlet supposedly encouraging interracial marriage.