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Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte (1865-1915) Dr. Picotte was the first American Indian woman in the United States to receive a medical degree, graduating at the top of her class at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1889. After her internship, she returned to the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska to care for more than 1,200 of her own native people at the government boarding school. She opened a hospital in the reservation town of Walthill, Nebraska in 1913, two years before her death.

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Actual video taken by Ted Hinton moments after the Bonnie & Clyde ambush.

1939. Kansas Wheat. When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks so the kids would have pretty clothes. Pure kindness. The label would wash out.

Edward Saylor- Doolittle Raid

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Rangers with captured Nazi flag - location unknown, probably 1943-44.

June 10, 1692: The Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries." Witch Hill (The Salem Martyr), 1869, oil on canvas, by Thomas Satterwhite Noble, Gift of the Children of Thomas S. Noble and Mary C. Noble, in their memory. NYHS Object Number 1939.251.

Ironton, CO Ironton suffered the same fate as many other mining towns when the silver market crashed. In the 1960's the last remaining resident of Ironton, the mayor, Milton Larson passed away. Several abandoned structures remain. During the towns peak it had a peak population of over 1000.

On August 12, 1939, the world premiere screening of The Wizard of Oz is held at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

William Eddy - This Day in History: Apr 25, 1847: The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.

1895 . The first electrically lighted Christmas tree was displayed in the White House by First Lady Frances Cleveland. This event was instrumental in bringing the wonder of electric Christmas tree lighting to the general public's awareness. The tree was set up in the family room and library (today the Yellow Oval Room), and decorated with gold angels with spreading wings, gold and silver sleds, tops of every description, and lots of tinsel. Under the tree was a miniature White House and a dol...

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. Harris & Ewing