In 1832, a border area between Canadian Vermont and New Hampshire was claimed by both British Canada and the United States.
Even though the United States had secured its independence from Britain through the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the borders were often defined vaguely or based on inaccurate maps.
The treaty established that the border between New Hampshire and Canada would be “the northwesternmost Head of the Connecticut River.” Unfortunately, no-one agreed on which body of water precisely that should be. It was in this geographic confusion that the short-lived nation of the Indian Stream Republic was born.
“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.” ― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
In 1832, local settlers converted the disputed lands between Hall’s Stream, Indian Stream and the lakes of the Connecticut River into an independent republic known as Indian Stream. It existed briefly from July 9, 1832 to 1835 when it voluntarily yielded to New Hampshire. American jurisdiction was fully acknowledged in 1836.
Human beings are born with only two inbuilt fears: the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling. All other fears are abnormal and have to be learned.
The upper part of the stela of Hammurapis’ code of laws
The Code of Hammurabi written around 1700 BC is widely considered to be the earliest known mention of lesbians in surviving historical documents. The code makes reference to women called the salzikrum literally translated as ‘daughter-men’ who were allowed to marry other women. Coincidentally, the code also contains the earliest mention of a transgender person.
In a 17th century law code for the Puritan colony of New Haven in present-day Connecticut so-called “blasphemers, homosexuals and masturbators” were eligible for the death penalty.
Bell, Broomstick, Bubble, Cargo, Circle, Dirndl, Hobble, Rah-Rah and Scooter are all different kinds of skirts.
Ten yards of cloth were used for the white ruffs around the neck and hands on a dress made for Queen Elizabeth in 1565.