There's no evidence that pirates made people walk the plank.
The first bomb dropped by the Allies on berlin in WW2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish!
The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.
Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers.
The first semi-permanent settlements appeared in Florida around 5000 B.C.