Historical Happenings & Modern Day Similarities

(Segment 2, From 03.25.23)

In this segment of the Carolina Outdoors, Bill and Christopher touch on two very timely current events and take a dive in to the historical precedents which are intriguingly relatable.

The first is that a former president has been in the news for a potential indictment and forthcoming arrest, however did you know that while a president has never been indicted before, one has never been arrested? That is true. In 1872, Ulysses S. Grant was arrested in for speeding in his horse-drawn carriage. Read more here (CLICK HERE).

Secondly, do you know of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” novel? That piece of classic literature was spawned from the real-life sinking of the whaleship Essex in 1820, caused by a real-life whale. Similarly, but not quite as tragic, a whale recently sank a sailboat, prompting a rescue of those on board. Fascinating! Read more here (CLICK HERE).

History sometimes provides a lens into the future!