The Great Paris Moustache Strike of 1907

In 1907, class friction in France was coming to a boil. In defiance of the strict rules being placed on them from their employers and high-class Parisians, men across Paris were walking off the job, determined not to be humiliated any longer. A great strike had begun, and the working class men who embodied it weren’t going to go back to work until they got what they deserved – moustaches.

Executive Vision: A Forgotten History of Presidential Eyeglasses

You might want a president to have vision, or even perspective, but, given their age, most all of them needed a little corrective help. The history of presidential eyeglasses deserves to be remembered.

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Carl G Fisher, Promotional Genius

Despite suffering from acute astigmatism and dropping out of school at age 12, Carl G. Fisher went from one huge project to another, constantly finding success in unexpected places through a combination of grit, ingenuity, and dedication. He helped to start the Indianapolis Speedway, build the first interstate highways in the country, and build the city of Miami Beach. He lived a life that deserves to be remembered.