Punch,  57 (1869), 147.

Historical Facts (For the Use of Colwell-Hatchney Schools)  [1/3]



Catechism, Spoof, Serial


Ancient Authorities, Gravity, Mechanics, Discovery, Exploration

    A series of dubious historical 'facts' including the claim that Plato 'invented the Laws of Gravity' after which he never smiled, and that 'an American discovered Columbus before Columbus discovered America'.

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