thehylianbatman asked:

Got any facts about 10-Dollar-Bill-Man, AKA Alexander Hamilton?

Alexander Hamilton is not on the 10 Dollar Bill. He’s supposed to be but on the day he was to sit for his portrait, he was needed at the capitol, so he sent a stand-in. There are conflicting reports as to who the stand in was.

Washington Irving reports that the stand-in was none other than Aaron Burr, who would go on to kill Alexander Hamilton in a duel over the ownership of a sheep named Bessie-May, who rumors of the time claimed was the lover of one man and the dinner of the other.

David Icke claimed that the stand-in was Adam Weishaupt, head of the Illuminati and true ruler of the nation. Weishaupt does indeed resemble the portrait, but historians consider his presence unlikely, as he was known to be in Germany at the time, devising a plan to end all religion and government.

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos finally claims that the stand-in was an alien named Lorp from a planet orbiting Sirius-B. According to Tsoukalos, Lorp was visiting Earth on a work visa from the Lord Regent of Betegeuse. Under this work visa, Lorp was to pose as Alexander Hamilton in order to influence the United States to eventually form a space program that would introduce them to the Galactic Übersenate of Omicron Persei 8. This plan was finally foiled by Zarkon L. Morzgarg, who assassinated the president while posing in the form of a grassy knoll, which is more or less what Zarkonians look like anyway.

Here is President Zarkon H. Needlebrain of the Zarkonian Congress:

So as you see, a Zarkonian could easily have posed as a grassy knoll, and I am absolutely not to blame for stepping on Zarkon C. Jessup on her visit to Earth because I mean look at them, they look like grassy hills, and I’ll be damned if I get blamed for starting an interstellar war for walking on one near the saucer.

And that’s all you need to know about Alexander Hamilton.

Hearst Newspapers Letter on JFK Credentials, 7/3/1945

From the file unit:  John F. Kennedy Personal Papers: Boston Office, 1940 - 1956: Personal: Correspondence: Hearst Newspapers, International News Service

Future president John F. Kennedy spent several months working as a special correspondent for Hearst Newspapers.  Clippings of his articles are available in the National Archives Catalog.  More information on his assignment is available at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

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