Little Jimmy Mckinn, 11 year old son of John and Lucretia McKinn captured by Geronimo in 1886. This is the only photo ever taken of a captive while still being held in captivity. He was later returned to his parents after being rescued when Gen Crook induced Geronimo to finally give himself up. Photo by C.S. Fly, 1886.
Catherine "Kate" German, who was taken captive with her sisters, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family (mother, father, 3 siblings) were killed in Kansas in 1874. Only the four youngest, Sophia, Catherine, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide, age 7 and 5, were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors until rescued in 1875.
Jimmy Stewart’s original attempts to join the Army were rejected because he did not meet the height and weight requirements to become a fighter pilot. Unfazed by the setback, Stewart found an alternative route by joining the U.S. Air Corps, where he would quickly rise through the ranks and become a Colonel in just four years. He won virtually every Medal of Honor available, helped fly crucial missions in Nazi Germany and would later fly B-52 Bombers through Vietnam.
Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin (also known as Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, Graf Zeppelin and in English, Count Zeppelin) (8 July 1838 – 8 March 1917) was a German general and later aircraft manufacturer, the founder of the Zeppelin Airship company. He was born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden (now part of Baden-Württemberg, Germany).
In 1958 Gillian and Jennifer Pollock were born – twins. Two years previously their sisters (also twins) had been killed in a car crash. Gillian was born bearing the same birthmarks as one of her sisters and as soon as the twins were able to talk they began to recount aspects of their sisters’ lives that they could simply not know. Furthermore they recognised the house that their parents had previously lived in with their sisters and were able to each identify the toys belonging to their respe...