The Bell Witch Cave - The Legend of the Bell Witch is probably the most well verified haunting in the history of the USA. Even U.S. President Andrew Jackson experienced this entity in person. Said after the encounter - he would rather fight the entire British Army than fight the Bell Witch! (Adams, Tennessee)
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor of the telephone. Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his 11th birthday. His interest in acoustics developed during his childhood through his experiences with his deaf mother, influencing his later work with the deaf and experimentation with sound.
The Seton Watch was made for Mary Queen of Scots in the late 1500s. It has a silver engraved case and a small bell that strikes on the hour. The jaw drops down to reveal the watch face. The original movement was replaced about 200 years ago, but otherwise still has the overall appearance it would had when it was new over 400 years ago.
Another photo of the "Scold’s Bridle," a gruesome mask used as punishment for "rude, clamorous woman," who are considered to be spending too much gossiping or quarreling in the Medieval times. It came complete with a bell on top, no less: The custom developed in Britain in the 1500s, and spread to some other European countries, including Germany. When wearing the mask it was impossible to speak.
Mary Bell - child serial killer When she was 10, Mary Bell strangled a 4 year old boy named Martin Brown. When she was 11, she, along with a 13 year old friend killed another boy, this time a 3 year old named Brian Howe. They strangled him, and Mary carved an “M” into his stomach, cut off his hair, and mutilated his genitals. She was convicted shortly afterwards and served 12 years in prison, eventually she was released and granted permission to start life under a new name. She ...
1913 - 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.