A few of my favorites are:
– J. Edgar Hoover refused to allow people to walk on his shadow
– In 1924 the Sears catalogue carried for the last time an advertisement for “White Duck Emigrant Wagon Covers” (people still used covered wagons for transportation in the 1920’s?!)
– President U.S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse carriage.
-The first bible was printed in America in 1661- in the Algonquin language, a language that no one today can read
Most of the stories are less than a page long, so it makes for a quick read. Available at Barnes & Noble.