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    Not So Long Ago


    Not So Long Ago

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    life challenge | keep going -- no matter who tries to stop you

    A powerful story of overcoming obstacles

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    Stephen Hawking's wedding to Jane Wilde. 1965

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    J.R. (Johnny Cash), aged 17,

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    The Good Ship Lollipop has sailed its last voyage. So long Shirley Temple. #RIP #legend

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    Just amazing

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    Happy 80th Anniversary of #Prohibition Repeal Day... Cheers, y'all! instagram.com/...

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    JFK and Caroline

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    Victoria and Albert on their wedding day.

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    First X-Ray - the hand of Madame Marie Curie, the exposure was a whopping 20 minutes long! Because of her work in the field and unknown danger she developed luekemia which was the cause of her death. Her sacrifice in the field saved millions of lives to follow.

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    'The changing silhouettes of Victorian Ladies' fashions.'

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    Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon were married on 26 April 1923 in Westminster Abbey. Unexpectedly, Elizabeth laid her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on her way into the Abbey, in memory of her brother Fergus. Ever since, the bouquets of subsequent royal brides have traditionally been laid at the tomb, though after the wedding ceremony rather than before

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    27 crazy inventions from the past - Imgur

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    Irena Sendler...a true Heroine lost the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore, for his comparatively trivial contribution.

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    King George V (right) with his first cousin Tsar Nicholas II, Berlin, 1913. Note the close physical resemblance between the two monarchs.

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    Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain (1887-1969 -- a granddaughter of Queen Victoria

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    Real History in real pictures.....

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    USS Indianapolis

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    Lion Monument~by Bertel Thorvaldsen Also known as the Lion of Lucerne, this sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world” and Mark Twain knew what he was talking about, guys.

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    Jesse James' first train robbery was July 21, 1873 near Adair, Iowa. The engine, tender, and baggage cars were derailed and the engineer killed. Jesse and his brother Frank, approached the expressman with cocked 44’s. The James-Younger gang rode off with nearly $3,000—worth about $51,000 today.

    10 Great Train Robberies

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    the statue of liberty in paris, 1886

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    1895 tea gown by Worth

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    Sir Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester and "favorite" of Queen Elizabeth I

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    Lakota Indian Chiefs

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    Five women are lined up in front of a German firing squad. The execution of hostages, especially women and children, was often used in retaliation for resistance. Celje, 1942. Lydia Chagoll

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    The Plague bacteria (Yersinia pestis) which causes bubonic plague, thought to be the Black Death of Europe in the mid-14th century, and also the Great Plague of London in 1664-1665

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