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Titanic Passengers boarding the Titanic

Titanic Ship Disaster | Fate of The Luxury Liner

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Mary Josephine Hannon was born on Oct. 31, 1865 in Acton, Mass. to Irish immigrants Michael Hannon Mary Ann Fitzgerald from County Limerick. She was the sixth of nine children, only four of whom survived. She was the wife of John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, the mother of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, grandmother of John F. Kennedy. She is, as of 2011, the only grandparent to live to see a grandchild become president of the United States. Family members claimed she was never told of his death.

Gold miners at "The Last Chance Mine", Placer County, California, 1882

On May 20, 1864, Jim Bridger guided the first group of Montana pioneers along the Bridger Trail to the Virginia City, Montana gold fields. He led a second party along the trail in fall 1864. In 1865, the Sioux more vigourously opposed Montana pioneers as well as United States military activities along the Bozeman Trail, increasing the demand for Jim Bridger's guiding service.

"Texas Jack" Vermillion (John Wilson Vermillion) would grow up to become one of the many gunfighters in the Old West, with colorful nicknames like "Texas Jack" and "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion. He is most well known for his participation with Wyatt Earp in the Earp Vendetta Ride after the Clantons had killed Morgan Earp in 1882.

Civil War Generals Poster

Civil War Generals Poster at AllPosters.com

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Circa 1890. "Altitude. Part of Deadwood, South Dakota, as seen from big flume."

White and Chinese miners hoping to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush, 1852.

The California Gold Rush - North Carolina Digital History

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Geronimo’s Daughter Lenna~~Beautiful daughter of Geronimo c.1900. - Lena Geronimo was born in 1886 in Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff gave her the name Marion, after the fort, but she took the name Lenna upon returning to the Southwest. Lenna Geronimo, the daughter of Geronimo and wife Ih-tedda, a Mescalero Apache, was the full sister of Robert Geronimo, Geronimo's only living son. Lenna was Bedonkohe-Mescalero.

Crow Scouts visiting the Little Bighorn battlefield, circa 1913. From left to right: White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin, Curly, and Goes Ahead. Curley was the last man on the army side to see Custer and the 7th Calvary alive. He was later buried at the National Cemetery of the Big Horn Battlefield.

Men of Terry's Texas Rangers ~ The 8th Texas Cavalry, C. S. A.

On 24 Sept. 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 made a forced landing. During the landing, a propeller tore through the fuselage and severed the trachea of one patient. She made a suction tube from various items including the inflation tube from a Mae West. With this, she kept the man’s throat clear of blood for 19 hours. All of her patients survived. For her actions, she received the Distinguished Flying Cross ~

Nov 4, 1965. Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam and the first American female reporter to be killed in action. She was given a full marine burial. Photo by Henri Huet who was later killed in action in Vietnam.

The Roman Lighthouse, the oldest building in England, dating around 50 AD, Dover Castle, Kent

Soviet intelligence officers and forensic specialists gather around the charred remains of Dr. Josef Goebbels. Goebbels and his wife committed suicide shortly after Hitler and Eva Braun did the same on April 30, 1945. The SS burned the two bodies in the garden of the chancellery in Berlin. Earlier, Magda Goebbels had poisoned her six children -- whose bodies the Russians recovered as well.

The marriage certificate of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Neither Mary nor Abraham wanted a big wedding. The couple wanted a small, quiet ceremony. So on a rainy Friday evening, November 4, 1842, about 30 relatives and friends attended the ceremony which was conducted by Reverend Dresser. Mary wore a lovely white muslin dress. She wore neither a veil nor flowers in her hair. A lovely supper, socializing, merriment and wedding cake concluded the special evening.

Simon Kenton served as scout on the famous 1778 George Rogers Clark expedition to capture Fort Sackville and also fought with "Mad" Anthony Wayne in the Northwest Indian War in 1793-94. Kenton moved to Urbana, Ohio in 1810, and achieved the rank of brigadier general of the Ohio militia. He served in the War of 1812 as both a scout and as leader of a militia group in the Battle of the Thames in 1813. This was the battle in which the famous Indian chief Tecumseh was killed.

Nicodemus was settled in 1877, and is the only surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi that was settled by former slaves during the Exoduster period after the Civil War. It is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.

A portrait of the only President of the Confederate States of America . . . Mr. Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis was born on this day (June 3rd) in the year 1808.

Dakota 1809, name of a group of native peoples from the Plains states speaking a Siouan language, from Dakota dakhota “friendly” (the name often is translated as “allies”). Recorded by Lewis and Clark (1804) as Dar co tar; in western dialects of the Teton subgroup, Lakota, Lakhota; in Assiniboine dialect, Nakota, Nakhota.....photo: Chief Little Wound, in council, Dakota Territory, c1899

Funeral Carriage Hearses go back centuries as a form to carry a casket from funeral to burial site. Up until the mid 1800's, most casket were just placed in the back of a horse trailor and transported. In the mid to late 1800s, hearses became more elaborate. This horse drawn funeral carriage was used in the early 1900s.