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Jean Romanek
Jean Romanek • 1 year ago

Patty Hurst, said to have suffered from Stockholm Syndrome joined her captors and participated in a bank robbery.

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Patty Hurst was kidnapped from her Berkley apartment on Feb. 4, 1974 by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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.

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Interesting...."Imagine the summer of 1905. At the races at Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. The incident dominated the newspapers for days on end."

John Burns. Veteran of the War of 1812. On July 1, 1863 a Civil War battle - Gettysburg - started in his back yard. Grabbed his musket and joined the Union Army in the fight. Wounded three times but survived. Passed away at the age of 79.

September 3rd, 1967, Stockholm, Sweden: The day Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right

Trailblazer Jessie Tarbox Beals was the first woman to join a newspaper staff as a photographer. (photo: the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute)

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On the morning of February 20, 1917, an army of some 400 angry mothers climbed the steps of New York City’s City Hall. With babies hoisted on their hips, they moved with an urgency brought on by weeks of suffering. “WE WANT FOOD FOR OUR CHILDREN!” they shouted out in English and Yiddish. Learn about the food riot that rocked NYC in 1917 in this week's #FoodieFriday post.

Germany. Berlin Wall, August 13, 1961 | Flickr