Boss Tweed

The famously corrupt Tammany Hall politician whose infamous Courthouse building was one of the largest scams of public money ever recorded. In New York, the 'Moonlight Sonata' chapter opens on the evening of his arrest in October 1871.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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