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The demand for whale oil for lighting and lubrication (in the era before petroleum) caused the average whaling expedition to stretch from a day trip along a east coast shore to four year voyages into the farthest Pacific Ocean.
While fleeing the authorities, James Earl Ray was able to obtain a Canadian passport under the name "George Sneyd."
The Mai Lai incident sparked a national interest in military orders and duty to them. Twenty men were brought to trial for the massacre, only one junior officer served under house arrest despite being convicted of murder by a military investigation.
Many attribute the serious environmental movement to Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring.
Though sometimes flamboyant in dress and opinion, Dolley was a member of the Quakers for many years.
Though the Allies did kill a number of German civilians incidentally, the United States only deliberately bombed military and industrial targets in Germany until the very last months of the war.
After his young wife and unborn child died in 1870, Earp had a number of legal problems including horse theft and soliciting prostitutes.
One of the major concerns about the Civilian Conservations Corps (and other "New Deal" projects) was that it shifted the focus away from existing businesses and created new endeavours that were only sustainable by taxpayer dollars.