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  1. An armored vehicle prototype invented by Preston Tucker in 1930s. Tucker Tiger, as it was called, was entirely bulletproof, had air conditioning, and a turret that could rotate 360 degrees. Its maximum speed was 114 mph, but it was rejected by the Army because they felt it was too fast.

  2. Keyboardist Billy Preston is the only musician to be credited on a Beatles recording other than the group's four members: the group's number-one hit "Get Back" is credited to "The Beatles with Billy Preston".

  3. In 1856, American politician, Preston Brooks (D), beat Senator Charles Sumner (R) with a cane on the floor of the United States Senate in retaliation for an anti-slavery speech. He resigned his seat later in the year, only to be reelected to the same position left vacant by his resignation.

  4. Paul McCartney has reached number 1 on the UK charts as a solo artist, as part of a duo (with Wonder), as part of a trio (with Wings), as part of a quartet (with The Beatles), and as part of a quintet (with The Beatles and Billy Preston).

  5. Paul McCartney is the only artist to reach UK #1 as a soloist (Pipes of Peace), duo (Ebony and Ivory with Wonder), trio (Mull of Kintyre, Wings), quartet (She Loves You, the Beatles), quintet (Get Back, the Beatles with Billy Preston) and as part of a musical ensemble for charity (Ferry Aid)

  6. During the recording of the Hit Classic Rock song "She Sells Sanctuary" By The Cult their drummer Nigel Preston was so drunk the band kept taking away pieces of his drum kit until he could play the song in his drunken state.

  7. The Stanley Cup was created in 1893. It was named for Lord Stanley of Preston, a Canadian Governor General.

  8. In 1856, House rep Preston Brooks assaulted abolitionist Charles Sumner with a cane. The south applauded this action and only fined him $300.

  9. The Caning of Charles Sumner where pro-slavery congressman Preston Brooks pinned the defenseless abolitionist under a table and nearly beat him to death with his cane, aided by Lawrence Keitt who threatened to shoot anyone who aided Sumner.

  10. In 1974, Army PFC Robert K. Preston stole a Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter from Fort Meade, Maryland and landed it on the South Lawn of the White House in a major breach of security.

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In 1856 representative Preston Brooks brutally beat Senator Charles Sumner after Sumner gave a fiery speech attacking slavery and its practitioners

Just before the shooting began at the Boston Massacre, a British soldier struck a young boy with his rifle's butt for insulting a British officer. Captain Thomas Preston and eight British soldiers came to his aid. Private Montgomery was hit with a stick and fired into the crowd,

The Stanley Cup was established in 1892 by then Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, and is not actually owned by the NHL and can even possibly be awarded to teams outside of the NHL.

Preston Tucker, an automobile designer in the 1940s that tried to implement safety features such as seat belts, disc brakes, a shatterproof windshield, and a rear engine.

In January 1990, Charlie Sheen accidentally shot his fiancée, Kelly Preston, in the arm. She broke off the engagement soon after.

Before marrying John Travolta actress Kelly Preston nearly married Charlie Sheen. Things ended after he accidentally shot her in the arm.

On May 22, 1856 United States Senator Charles Sumner was caned to a bloody pulp by Representative Preston Brooks because of a disagreement over whether Kansas should be admitted as a free state or a slave state.

The man who billed for Virginia to join the Confederate States in 1861, William Ballard Preston, had 30 years earlier created legislation to end the slave trade in Virginia; The attempt was unsuccessful due to the Nat Turner slave revolt, and brutal slave codes were enacted instead

Sen. Charles Sumner (MA) was nearly beaten to death with a cane on the floor of the United States Senate by Rep. Preston Brooks (SC). Brooks was incensed by an abolitionist, speech Sumner had delivered 3 days earlier which attacked pro-slavery politicians. He took nearly 3 years to recover.

Thomas Preston. Preston was a Captain in the British Army who faced murder charges following the Boston Massacre. He was one the few to be acquitted due to the work of his lawyer, John Adams.

Billy Preston is the only musician to be credited on a Beatles album that wasn't a Beatle.

The Philabundace Campout for Hunger, hosted by Philadelphia-based morning show, Preston and Steve, is the largest single-site food drive in America, with over 1.6 million pounds of food donated in just 4 days last year alone.

The worst recorded traffic jam in Britain was on the M6 from the Preston Bypass to Carnforth, Lancashire on April 17, 1987; it involved 50,000 vehicles and about 200,000 people, all at a complete standstill.

that former Canadian Govenor General Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, who donated the cup that now bears his name and is the Championship trophy for the NHL, never attended a Stanley Cup game.

George Harrison, Carol King, Billy Preston, Michelle Phillips, Ronnie Spector and Darlene Love played on Cheech and Chongs 1973 song "Basketball Jones"

Congressman Preston Brooks beat a U.S. Senator nearly to death using a cane. Brooks won re-election and was only fined $300.

Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, President Grover Cleveland's First Lady, is the youngest First Lady in U.S. history at 21 years of age

Dallas Cowboys got created as a franchise only after the owner, Clint Murchinson Jr., blackmailed Redskins owner, George Preston Marshall, with not allowing the Redksins to use their fight song, "Hail to the Redskins" unless he voted to support Cowboys to join the league.

Kelly Preston was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen, but ended the relationship after he accidentally shot her in the arm.

That, in 1856, after Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beat Senator Charles Sumner with a cane and chose to resign, he was then elected back into office due to how well-received his actions were from the people of South Carolina.

George Harrison, Carole King, Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector and Michelle Phillips (among others) appeared on the Cheech and Chong song "Basketball Jones"

Charlie Sheen shot Kelly Preston (John Travolta's wife) in 1990.

The Happy Valley set, a group of aristocratic drug-taking hedonists who lived in colonial Kenya and Uganda between the 20's and 40's. Kiki Preston, 'the lady with the silver syringe,' got the brother of the King of England addicted to cocaine, for which he was put into rehab.

The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise. Originally commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, then–Governor General of Canada.

Brooksville, Florida is named after Preston Brooks, A slavery advocating representative who in 1856 attacked an abolitionist senator on the senate chamber with his gold tipped CAIN even after he was unconscious, until the cain broke, causing him severe brain and nerve damage.