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Speak softly and hug tight: Teddy Roosevelt shows us his soft side, hugging granddaughter Edith Roosevelt Derby in 1918.

A grief stricken American infantryman whose buddy has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea. August 28, 1950. Sfc. Al Chang.

October 2, 1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffers debilitating stroke. For the rest of his term Wilson pretty much stayed out of sight from his Vice President, Thomas R. Marshall, the Cabinet, and Congress members. Meanwhile, for all practical purposes, Edith ran the country.

Much of the information available on female Civil War soldiers is found in their obituaries. (NARA, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917, RG 94)

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

Tatsuo Osako, a naval officer from Chiba, Japan has been named "The Japanese Schindler" by many historians. He, along with several colleagues, were responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety. Although Japan had an alliance with the Nazis during the war, their government did not adhere to the racial policies being advocated by Hitler and his officials, and men like Osako were credited with having saved hundreds of people.

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914, when they stopped fighting each other for the day, and instead left their trenches to converse in the "no man's land" in between.

Queen Elizabeth in April, 1945, training as a mechanic during World War II, when she was attached to the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Young Willie Lincoln (age 11) died in the White House in the bed now in the Lincoln Bedroom at about 5:00 P.M. on February 20, 1862. Both Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower claimed they felt the powerful presence of Abraham Lincoln in this room. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Sometimes when I worked at my desk late at night I'd get a feeling that someone was standing behind me. I'd have to turn around and look." Rumors were that Winston Churchill had a Lincoln sighting in the room.

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg.

When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. Here a U.S. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.

On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. Here they are five minutes before the assassination

Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

A pair of US Marines share their foxhole with an Okinawan boy who wandered into their lines, July 1945

An English girl comforts her doll in the rubble of her bomb-damaged home in 1940. ~Fox Photos/Getty Images