Rum, made from a byproduct of sugar cane, was a big part of early American trade.
You don't know how much I wanted to call this one "Chester A. Arthur Did Something Important When He Was President." But I held back.
"What are you doing New Year's Day" wasn't as catchy.
Want more More? He published a few other works, and all of his writings are solidly in the public domain and easy to get.
Great change brings great works of literature.
Sort of obligatory...if you're gonna talk about Arthur...
"Turquoise" in Esperanto is "Turkiso."
The "giant fish" I talked about in last week's preview references a story that the Songhai told about a giant fish that wrecked their lands until a warrior from outside the country came in and killed it. I couldn't fit it in to the episodes anywhere this week.