Top 10 Biggest and Best Parties in History
IntroAlmost everyone likes a good party, and Cydro is no exception. It is common for even the most lavish parties be absent in history books, and this is probably because school kids are the primary audience. This trend, however, is somewhat extended to the internet. Perhaps it is because we never heard about them in class, or perhaps it is because historians collectively hate parties. This hub was written with the intention of not letting these parties be forgotten to history. If you just googled “best party ever” because you think that last night you made history, or that your party will go down as a historic rager, take into consideration these 10 gatherings that I have stumbled upon (and comment if I missed any):
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So there had to be repercussions for Sir Henry Meux, right? Wrong. The court ruled that the beer flood was an act of God. Then again, Canada Goose Outlet wouldn’t you assume 7,516,132 free beers to be an act of God as well?
Number 9: Andrew Jackson’s infamous White House House PartiesAndrew Jackson, a war hero, was one of the first presidents to run on a populist platform. He took populism to a whole new extreme, and when he handily won his first term in 1828, his ensuing inauguration was sure to be a party. It took him three weeks to make it to the capitol, but 10,000 people came from around the area to witness the event. By the time he made it to the White House around noon, 21,000 people were inside and on the lawns. Originally there had been ship cable tied around the perimeter to block crowds from entering, however the crowd managed to break canada goose outlet through earlier that morning. To the freaking White House.
The crowd was at one point so rowdy that Andrew Jackson had to climb out canada goose black friday sale of a White House window to escape the mob. There seemed to be no way to disperse the mob, that is until someone had the bright idea to place large tubs of punch and liquor outside.
Jackson continued this trend of throwing occasional house parties at the White House throughout his presidency. As one Supreme Justice sarcastically put it, “The Reign of King Mob seems triumphant.” Times have changed, and I don’t think it would help politically if Obama started to throw open house parties. Not to mention the Secret Service probably wouldn’t want to take on the added responsibilities (although they would have no problem hiring the strippers).
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Number 7: Admiral Russell and perhaps the Largest Canada Goose online Cocktail EverIn 1694, Admiral Russell invited 5000 of his closest sailor friends to come partake in a large drink like a sailor bash. 5000 people is a lot of people, but hey, let’s be honest, that alone won’t make it on this list. You have to do something BIG. Well, the party lasted longer than expected. In fact, it lasted a week. That’s because canada goose coats Admiral Edward Russell, then commander of the Mediterranean fleet, had filled up a large fountain with 250 gallons of brandy, 125 gallons of Malaga wine, 1,400 pounds of sugar, 2,500 lemons, 20 gallons of lime juice, and canada goose store 5 pounds of nutmeg. One can only imagine how rowdy a group of 5000 sailors (whom I assume were mostly men) with that much alcohol were, and it took them a week to drink it.
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Number 6: Founding Fathers celebrate a new NationWhat happens when legendary historical figures sign a world changing document? They celebrate in a way that makes historians blush of course. After about 4 months of relentless debate, the 42 or so remaining members of the constitutional convention decided to indulge on the night of September 15th.
When they hit the local Philadelphia tavern they drank “54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles Canada Goose Parka of claret, eight of whiskey, 22 of porter, eight of hard cider, 12 of beer and seven bowls of alcoholic punch.” That comes out to enough alcohol on average for each individual to pretty much sweep each man off his feet. Not only that, but the innkeeper had to charge extra for.
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It’s a jolly ol’ time, that’s what. And that’s exactly what happened for 17 days from June 7th to June 24th in the year of 1520.