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Picture used for the penny issued in 1909 to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 100th birthday. It was the first American coin to bear a president's image on its face.

The Lincoln Penny

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On Feb. 3, 1959, 22 year old singer, Buddy Holly dies when his plane crashes near Iowa.

On February 3rd 1959, 3 famous rock and rollers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a small single engine plane near Clear Lake, Iowa. It was later entitled “The Day That Music Died” 50 years later thier music still lives on.

Helen “Nellie” Taft - William Howard Taft’s wife was the FIRST first lady to own and drive a car, to ride in her husband’s inaugural parade, to support women's suffrage, to publish her memoirs, to smoke cigarettes, and successfully lobby for safety standards in federal workplaces. She was a better woman...than he was a president!

Empire State Opening, May 1st, 1931

RMS Titanic Life Vest via @Evelyn Spencer Museum of American History, Smithsonian

On the Water - RMS Titanic Life Vest

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"The Day the Music Died", Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper all die in a plane crash in Iowa. (February 3, 1959)

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901

Old African-American sharecroppers couple, Oklahoma, 1914. How unusual to see an old photo where we are laughing!

Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech" - Aug. 28, 1963.

Mother Teresa and Princess Diana

The Rolling Stones - 1963....just kids !

The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England formed in 1960.

San Diego Chargers smartphone case

Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Christian, who hid Jews during the Holocaust. She was later arrested and sent to a concentration camp. She survived to write about it in The Hiding Place (her sister Betsy did not).

Shuttle Endeavor final flight over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, 09/21/2012

Civil War Drummer Boys

Abraham Lincoln

Johnny Cash's report card from 1949. A for conduct, C+ for effort.

The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens die in plane crash on the way to a concert in Iowa. Commemorated in song "American Pie"

The Rat Pack, Las Vegas, 1960. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop.

Lincoln

Irena Sendler.

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. George Washington