Things you wouldn’t know without the internet

by Fred Ray on May 27, 2008 · 0 comments

December 2, 1859 – Norton I dismissed Gov. Wise of Virginia for hanging John Brown and appointed John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky to replace him.

Who was Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico? Well, he was from San Franciso, which ought to tell you something. To his credit he did abolish both the Democratic and Republican parties by royal decree.


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