Here are some one liners...
Coffee Comes to Brazil -- A brief history of coffee.
The Hessians Are Coming! The Hessians Are Coming! -- England begins hiring mercenaries instead of conscripting its subjects.
King George Takes Up His Wife's Challenge -- King George the 1st has had a rocky marriage. Before she died, she challenged him to meet her in Heaven for judgment.
Coffee Comes to BrazilThe coffee bean has been known for centuries. An Ethiopian noticed that his goats became more energetic whenever they chewed the local coffee berries. He began chewing them and became energetic himself. Coffee plants were cultivated in Yemen and shipped through the sea port of Mocha (pronounced, MOH-kah). Toward the end of the 1600s, the Dutch planted coffee beans on the Indonesian island of Java. Now coffee beans have reached Brazil. Coffee plants require a particular environment in order to thrive. Central and South America will be ideal. The plant is susceptible to many diseases, but those diseases have trouble taking hold there. The farmers are watching carefully and destroying infected plants before disease can spread. The coffee plant does well in shade so it will thrive under the canopy of Brazil's forests. Brazil is about to become a major coffee producer.   
The Hessians Are Coming! The Hessians Are Coming!England is having trouble recruiting troops, but they have plenty of money so it makes more sense to hire mercenaries rather than conscript British subjects. The Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (a princedom in Germany) already has a standing army but the Hessian troops have nothing to do, so the Prince is hiring out his troops, sometimes committing them to both sides of a conflict. Historians speculate that the Prince built up a large number of troops for the express purpose of hiring them out. Many of these Hessian rent-a-warriors have been pressed into service... (read as "forced"). During the American Revolution, a substantial portion the British forces will be made up of these Hessian troops. Since the Hessians are forced into service, in 1776 the Continental Congress will offer each of them 50 acres of land to entice them to desert and up to 800 acres to British soldiers depending on rank. The land will be across the Appalachians so after the war, many of the soldiers who took the Congress up on the offer will sell their land certificates for pennies on the dollar.     
King George Takes Up His Wife's ChallengeKing George the 1st of Great Britain has had a rocky marriage. He arranged his marriage with Queen Sophia mostly for political purposes. She bore him a daughter and a son, but somewhere down the line they were estranged. The King took a lover and had two bastard children through his mistress. For some reason, this upset the Queen so she decided to elope with the Colonel of the Guard. Oddly, he ended up dead and his body thrown into the river... maybe. No one knows for sure. Queen Sofia was then locked up for 31 years... until her death. She had servants but she never again went unsupervised. Before she died, she issued a challenge to her husband to meet her in Heaven to stand before God in final judgement. King George has now taken up that challenge. The King is dead. Long live the King.  
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