William Waldorf Astor’s Premature “Brush” With Death
William Waldorf Astor’s Premature “Brush” With Death
October 24, 2012

Celebrity train wrecks are pretty standard fare for today’s news media (thank you TMZ) but that doesn’t mean history lacks its share of eccentric and ill-advised antics; among these is the the premature report of William Waldorf Astor’s death in 1892. After a middling political career and having inherited a personal fortune that drew the unrelenting…

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