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Bizarre Fact #51:
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The first African-American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph J. Bunche in 1950.

Bizarre Fact #52:
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The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737.

Bizarre Fact #53:
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The first hot air balloon flight traveled for 5.5 miles over Paris and lasted for 23 minutes.

Bizarre Fact #54:
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The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.

Bizarre Fact #55:
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The first lighthouse built in the USA was in Boston, MA in 1716.

Bizarre Fact #56:
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The first museum in Moscow that was set up in 1791 was the Natural History Laboratory at Moscow University. This later was changed to the Zoological Museum.

Bizarre Fact #57:
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The first state to give the right to women to vote was Wyoming.

Bizarre Fact #58:
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The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

Bizarre Fact #59:
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The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years.

Bizarre Fact #60:
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The Ice Man, found in the Italian Alps, is now thought to have been murdered. Scientists have just found an arrowhead stuck in the man's back. He is now known as the oldest murder victim on record.


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