A few more from Reddit’s Today I Learned:
A black woman in 1828 won a lawsuit against a white man who sold her son into slavery. She was the first black woman to win a lawsuit against a white man.
In 1861 the entire student body of the University of Mississippi enlisted in the Confederate Army as a single company. All were either killed, wounded, or captured.
Psy, the creator of “gangnam style” is a heavy drinker, calling vodka his “best friend” and, I quote, “If I’m happy, I’m drinking, if I’m sad, I’m drinking. If it’s raining, I’m drinking, if it’s sunny, I’m drinking.”