We’re all still gagging over Laverne Cox’s photos for last week’s Entertainment Weekly, but did you know that early sketches of Lady Liberty were inspired by Egyptian (read: African) women? How about this–did you know that Taylor Swift was responsible for Kendrick Lamar’s first Billboard Top 100 #1 hit? Even weirder–did you know that the Spanish consider the man who claimed the U.S. for England to be a pirate.
What do all these things have in common? Check out Today In History to find out.