TIL that Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (86 CE – 161 CE) had the most peaceful reign of any ruler in antiquity. There is no record of any major events or conflicts during his 23 year reign. He was a skilled administrator and was praised by his contemporaries for his effective style of governance. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (86 CE – 161 CE) had the most peaceful reign of any ruler in antiquity. There is no record of any major events or conflicts during his 23 year reign. He was a skilled administrator and was praised by his contemporaries for his effective style of governance.
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Submitted July 31, 2016 at 01:22PM by NineteenEighty9
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TIL after writing ‘The Show Must Go On’, Brian May said to Freddie Mercury “Fred, I don’t know if this is going to be possible to sing”, due his illness at the time. In response, Mercury took a shot of vodka and said “I’ll fucking do it, darling!” and recorded the song in one take. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL after writing ‘The Show Must Go On’, Brian May said to Freddie Mercury “Fred, I don’t know if this is going to be possible to sing”, due his illness at the time. In response, Mercury took a shot of vodka and said “I’ll fucking do it, darling!” and recorded the song in one take.
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Submitted July 31, 2016 at 09:30AM by Capoh
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TIL that in 1927 Charles D. B. King won the presidential election in Liberia when he got 234,000 votes against the opponents 9,000. There were 15,000 registered voters in Liberia at the time. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that in 1927 Charles D. B. King won the presidential election in Liberia when he got 234,000 votes against the opponents 9,000. There were 15,000 registered voters in Liberia at the time.
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Submitted July 31, 2016 at 08:53AM by Beowulfen
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TIL in the 2009 Philippines floods a teenager named Muelmar Magallanes saved 30 lives. After leaping into the rushing waters to save his family from danger, he repeatedly jumped back in to save others, including a trapped mother and baby, until too tired to fight the current he was swept away. via /r/todayilearned

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TIL in the 2009 Philippines floods a teenager named Muelmar Magallanes saved 30 lives. After leaping into the rushing waters to save his family from danger, he repeatedly jumped back in to save others, including a trapped mother and baby, until too tired to fight the current he was swept away.
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Submitted July 31, 2016 at 06:29AM by this_sweet_life
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TIL that ‘Dog Days’ of summer are actually defined as the period from July 3 through Aug. 11 when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises in conjunction (or nearly so) with the sun via /r/todayilearned

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TIL that ‘Dog Days’ of summer are actually defined as the period from July 3 through Aug. 11 when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises in conjunction (or nearly so) with the sun
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Submitted July 31, 2016 at 08:45AM by WankerCounty
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