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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/10/2006 10:56:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 10:57:29 AM EDT by MurdockTheCrazy]
I read about both these people somewhere, but have since forgotten their names, I'd like to find their names again so I can read about them in more detail.

I can't remember the persons name, but there was a marksman once that shot a cigarette out of Archduke Ferdinand's mouth [only doing so because the Archduke demanded it]. If said marksman had missed, World War One might never have happend [or, at least, would have happened for different reasons].


There was also a British officer in the American revolutionary war that once lined up General George Washington in his sights at very close range from a hidden position. He didn't fire his rifle, however, because he said it would have been ''ungentlemanly''. If he had, history might have been very different.


Anyone recall the names of these two people?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:08:20 AM EDT
The British officer's name was Faraday, I think. Don't know about the other dude.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:49:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 1:08:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALKVA:
Patrick Ferguson



Thanks!


Anyone have an idea on the name of the other marksman I mentioned?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 1:09:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 1:12:11 PM EDT by twonami]
Annie Oakley was the one that shot the cigarette out of the Kaisers mouth
cigarette shoot
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:17:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Annie Oakley was the one that shot the cigarette out of the Kaisers mouth
cigarette shoot




Thanks!


Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:46:35 PM EDT
Dang it! Annie Oakley missed the Kaiser and ruined a cigarette. That young lady had a chance to prevent WW I, missed, and as they say, the rest is history!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:00:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALKVA:
Patrick Ferguson



Faraday - Ferguson....well at least I got the first letter right.

Damn.
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