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On Dec. 12, 1953, Maj. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1A to Mach 2.44 (1650 mph), setting a speed record.

Earliest Known Photo of the White House

Helen Keller teaching Charlie Chaplin the manual alphabet, 1919

Coffin of the Unknown Soldier being brought down steps of the U.S. Capitol, 1920.

Hunt-Phelan Home. Memphis, Tennessee.

Shiloh National Battlefield and Cemetery - Shiloh, Tennessee

Shiloh National Battlefield and Cemetery - Shiloh, Tennessee

Raleigh Springs Inn, Memphis. Lost Treasure. A lot of buildings have been torn down in Tennessee History.

Magevney House in Victorian Village of Memphis. Built in the 1830s, this middle-class home belonged to Irish Immigrants. Eugene Magevney was a pioneer teacher and a civic leader.

Elias Lowenstein House - 1891: Elias Lowenstein, born in Germany, emigrated to Memphis in 1854. In Memphis he headed, B. Lowenstein and Bros. a Department Store, which was prominent in the city for 125 years. Lowenstein was a leader in the Jewish community and served as president of Temple Isreal for 15 years. He also contributed liberally to rebuilding the city after the disastrous 1870's yellow fever epidemics. In 1891 he built this mansion

Battle of Memphis

December 20, 1909. "Boys working in Arcade Bowling Alley, Trenton, New Jersey. Photo taken late at night. The boys work until midnight and later." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. (I'm thinking that quite a few sets of youthful teeth were lost during the days of pin boys.)

More on the giant skulls...Hundreds of discoveries were found in the U.S, only for it to be ignored or taken away by the Smithsonian, never to be seen again...Click for articles

Merle Oberan wore this gorgeous champagne-colored empire gown in the 1954 movie, DESIREE

Cannot imagine..... brings tears to my eyes...... After being released from Allied detention, German POW Heinz Pelschner reunited with his wife, June 1945.

The Bust of Nefertiti - the bust was discovered by a local workman attached to the team of German archaeologist, Ludwig Borchardt on the afternoon of the 6th December 1912, while they were excavating the remains of the deserted ancient city of Amarna, once the capital of the so called heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Queen, Nefertiti.

Colonel John S. Mosby, the Grey Ghost was a key innovator in the tactics of Guerilla warfare. He devised a new way of fighting by which a small agile force could harass and defeat a much larger force. In lightning fast raids, his raiders would move in and cut telegraph lines, ambush couriers or small parties, start fires, harass rail transport, and then disappear into the night. His quickness and stealth led to his now famous nickname, "The Grey Ghost".