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Knights Templar: Around 1119 CE, King Baldwin II of Jerusalem agreed to grant the request to form a monastic order for the protection of the pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land in Jerusalem. This request of this new order came from a French knight, Hugues de Payens, and his relative Godfrey de Saint-Omer. The Order took the name of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, or "#Templar" #knights.

Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon

Pulaski Day honors Revolutionary War hero: Pulaski was a famed cavalry officer and freedom fighter in Poland who, at the behest of Benjamin Franklin, joined the American Revolutionary War. Known as the father of the American cavalry, he died after being wounded in October 1779 in a battle to take back Savannah, Ga., from the British.

Pulaski Day honors Revolutionary War hero - Chicago Sun-Times

Privates and Officers of De Lancey's Brigade and Johnson's Royal Regiment of New York 1776 - 1783

Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops. Bad ass.

Delano, Jack, photographer. Chicago, Illinois. Model airplanes decorate the ceiling of the train concourses at Union Station 1943 Feb.

Found in Armenia, this 5,500 year old leather shoe is the oldest in the world. Made from a single piece of cow-hide, its preservation is so perfect that archaeologists originally guessed it was only about 600 or 700 years old. Only after radiocarbon dating did they discover how far off they were. The level of detail preserved is simply astonishing: ancient grass found inside the shoe was probably used for warmth. Even its shoelaces are still in nearly pristine condition. (repin)

5,500-year-old leather shoe is oldest ever discovered

Ship builders in Belfast bidding farewell to the ship they just completed - the #Titanic - 1912

Four years after a shipwreck was revealed at Ground Zero, a new report details how tree rings helped establish the origins of the wooden vessel.

Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

ancient egyptian goddesses

The most unlikely man in tails. Adolf Hitler saluting from the balcony on the day he became chancellor of Germany, 30 January 1933. The rest is history, as they say.

Blood stains on the chair from Ford's Theatre State Box which Lincoln was sitting in while assassinated by the scoundrel, J. Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. *s*

In 1938, Adolf Hitler was Time magazine's Man of the Year and in 1939, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

25 Facts That Will Boggle Your Mind

Star spangled banner. The flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814, photographed in 1873 in the Boston Navy Yard by George Henry Preble.

A rose left on the train car which stands on the unloading ramp of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site.

vintage soldier kissing little girl by justagigolo, via Flickr

vintage soldier kissing little girl - a photo on Flickriver

Roy Rogers and Trigger with a Polio Victim in Pittsburgh in the ealy 50s when Polio was Rampant in the U.S.