Monthly Archives: February 2015

#25: The Eggnog Riot of 1826

By the 1820s, West Point Academy had forbidden alcohol from the young cadets. However, when Christmas time came around, the youngsters wanted something to spice up their eggnog. Today, we tell the remarkable story of the Eggnog Riots of 1826! Click … Continue reading

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Coffee With Jeff #24: The Queen of Ohio

In 1897.a women named Cassie Chadwick walked in the home of home of Andrew Carnegie. 30 minutes later, she had a promissory note for 2 million dollars with the signature of Carnegie. She also said that she was set to … Continue reading

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Coffee With Jeff #23: William Mumler & c

William Mumler invented something called spirit photograph in the mid-1800s. He claimed that his photos contained images of the dead. He even shot a photo of ghost Abraham Lincoln! Find out about William Mumler and his trail for fraud on … Continue reading

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Coffee With Jeff #22: The Straw Hat Riots

In the really 20th century, an unwritten fashion rule caused mayhem and destruction in New York City! Today, we tell the story of The Great Straw Hat Riots of 1922, on Sunday Morning Coffee with Jeff! Listen the this fantastic … Continue reading

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