A Scottish fisherman has found the world’s oldest message in a bottle, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed last week. It is 98 years old, and was cast into the ocean by Captain C. Hunter Brown, a scientist at the Glasgow School of Navigation, who was studying the currents in the North Sea.
Stocks in oil? Historical documents? A small treasure? Speculation over what might be inside a 100-year-old package that’s set to be unsealed this Friday in a small town in Norway abounds, according to Verdens Gang, a Norwegian newspaper.
This story is going to very soon be recognized as an absolutely astonishing piece of American history.
The very first African-American president of the United States is believed to be a direct descendant of the very first documented case of an African being made a slave in the American colonies. This goes all the way back to Jamestown—Jamestown—and the year 1640.
A research team from Ancestry.com … has concluded that President Barack Obama is the 11thgreat-grandson of John Punch, the first documented African enslaved for life in American history. Remarkably, the connection was made through President Obama’s Caucasian mother’s side of the family.