Dorothy Lucille Tipton Born in 1914 she wanted to play jazz. Becoming known as Billy Tipton, a jazz pianist and saxophonist recording a series of popular albums. Billy married a woman and adopted three children. His family and friends did not learn about Dorothy until his death in 1989.
Space Shuttle "Challenger" explosion on Take Off.... January 28, 1986.
Nobel-winning biologist, a revolutionary in the study of the brain, Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 102. She discovered critical chemical tools that the body uses to direct cell growth and build nerve networks, opening the way for the study of how those processes can go wrong in diseases like dementia and cancer, died on Sunday, 30 December 2012, at her home in Rome.
A great woman…
Photographic negative of the face on Holy Shroud.The image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. It is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. The image on the shroud is associated with Jesus.
Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind
President JFK and First Lady Jackie Kennedy on the day he died
35 things you will never see again... but you'll want to tell your kids about -- this is SPOT ON. you have to look at this
My mother while attending Stephens College got to dance with Elvis. He and his buddies were on their last night out before shipping out to serve their country. He was just starting in the music field before the war, so he wasn't that well known at the time..My mother said the men could pick the young lady of their choosing to dance with, Elvis walked straight over to my mother....god I'm so jealous
Elvis in uniform
No survivors were found on board the Ourang Medan in June, 1947, but what was most disturbing was the nature of the bodies, all frozen in place looking up towards the sun, their arms outstretched, mouths gaping, and a look of immense horror on all their faces. A trip to the communications room revealed the author of the SOS messages, also dead, his hand still on the Morse sending key, eyes wide open and teeth bared. Strangely, there was no sign of wounds or injuries on any of the bodies.
On September 12, 1953, then-US Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) married Jacqueline Bouvier after sixteen months of courtship. A fashionable debutante twelve years his junior, Jackie was an educated woman fluent in several languages. As First Lady, she would coordinate the first major White House renovation in a century. They married at St Marys Catholic Church in Newport, RI. More than 800 guests attended the wedding, reception held at Hammersmith Farm for more than twelve hundred
Jackie O and JFK get hitched - 1953
1871 front - Three-piece bathing suit (jumpsuit, skirt and hat).
Probably the most famous photo of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, beating "the fastest horse in the world" War Admiral at Pimlico, November 1st, 1938. Both horse and jockey George Woolf gaze right into the camera while all else is a blur. I love this photo.
VICTORIAN LEVIATHAN: The Great Eastern was a marvel of her age: a steam and sail vessel with two sidewheels, 6 sailing masts & 4 boilers. At 207 (l) x 25 (w) meters in dimension, she could easily transport either 4000 passengers or 10000 troops around the world without stopping along the way. Sadly she was expensive to run and passed thru different owners until she was eventually being scrapped. It took 2 years to dismantle her & a body was found in the double walled hull during dismantling
The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and residents claim that on hot summer days, the area still smells of molasses.