Bickering politicians are nothing new and the antics of today’s politicians are tame compared to the escapades of yesteryear. On July 11, 1804, the United States Vice President, reacting to insults from the former Secretary of the Treasury, challenged his foe to a duel during which he shot and killed his opponent. Burr was charged with murder in both New York and New Jersey. The charges were eventually dropped although the incident ruined Aaron Burr’s political career.
An interesting video has emerged of two airplanes, potentially United States Air Force DC-10’s, escorting (or refueling) a triangular-shaped aircraft. According to LookNowTV, the video was recorded from the high floors of a luxury condominium on the New Jersey shore.
During the Roaring Twenties, Enoch Lewis “Nucky” Johnson was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer from 1911 through 1941. His ingenious but ruthless tactics working the area bootlegging and prostitution rings along with help from some of prominent gangsters of the day, provided him unprecedented riches and made Atlantic City the pinnacle of tourist destinations. His life and times have been documented in the HBO Series, Boardwalk Empire.