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~ Little Sarah Rector, a former slave, became one of the richest little girls in America in 1914. Rector had been born among the Creek Indians, as a descendant of slaves. As a result of an earlier land treaty from the government. Back in 1887, the government awarded the Creek minors children 160 acres of land, which passed to Rector after her parents' deaths. Though her land was thought to be useless, oil was discovered in its depths in 1914, when she was just 10 years old.

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Giants

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" The doctor would wear a bird mask, the 'beak' would have been filled with aromatic herbs or flowers as they believed the plague floated in the air in 'clouds'."

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Elenor of Aquitaine...The only women to be a Queen of both England and a Queen of France

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A Plantagenet prince, the rich and powerful John of Gaunt (1340 - 1399 ). His liaison with a commoner called Katherine Swynford produced four illegitimate children who were given the name Beaufort ( He married Katherine in 1396 and their children, by this time adults, were legitimised).Their son John was the Great-Great Grandfather of King Henry VIII of England.

When Adam delved and Eve span rhyme lyrics, origins and history

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Kick-ass nuns. Enough said.

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Jimmy Stewart, Colonel, U.S. Army Air Force 1941-45. WW II. Rejected by the draft for being underweight, he enlisted as a private in 1941 and became the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in WW II. Promoted to 2nd Lt. in 1942, he flew 20 bombing missions over Europe earning 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 4 Air Medals. In 1968 he retired from the USAF as a Brigadier General.

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Tad Lucas (1902-1990) grits her teeth on a saddle bronc during a women's bronc riding exhibition.

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Bonnie McCarroll (1897-1929) was bronc riding champion at Madison Square Garden in 1922, at Yankee Stadium in 1923 and at Wembley Stadium in London in 1924. McCarroll was thrown and fatally trampled by a bronc at the Pendleton Round-up of 1929. Ironically, this was to be her last rodeo since she and her husband, Frank McCarroll, had planned to retire. As a consequence of her death. McCarroll thrown from "Silver" Pendleton, OR taken by W.S. Bowman, Pendleton, Oregon, 1915

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Emma "Pee Wee" Burge Ott

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June 12, 1886, The Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson. This made Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of Dickson, a bachelor, had contested the will on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.

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Brigadier General James Stewart, US Army Air Corps

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Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South. The Butler Family was the richest northern family. And that is where Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind got his name. And the succession papers that started the Civil War was signed in the basement of this house.

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1861. "Some wives insisted on staying with their husbands, which may have been the case with this woman, judging by her housewifely pose alongside a soldier, three young children, and a puppy. In addition to taking care of her own family, she may have worked as a camp laundress or nurse."

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Inveraray Castle, Scotland. Recently portrayed as "Duneagle" in the Season 3 Christmas Special of 'Downton Abbey.'

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Portrait of Captain Edward Camden: Volusia County, Florida, April 1917. "He put on his Civil War veteran's uniform and tried to register for the draft on the first day of World War I."

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Hero in our midst: Vietnam War veteran - Hal Moore - lives in Auburn

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The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945.

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Hedy Lamarr was called the "most beautiful woman in the world" in her day. But what most don't know is that she had the brains to match her beauty, she invented "spread spectrum communications" and "frequency hopping". The U.S. Navy eventually applied this technology to radios used during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and it went on to shape modern technologies such as GPS, Bluetooth in headsets and phones, and U.S. military guided missiles.

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Nicodemus was settled in 1877, and is the only surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi that was settled by former slaves during the Exoduster period after the Civil War. It is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.

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This April 16, 1944 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, posted on a U.S. Coast Guard web site, shows crewmen of German submarine U-550 abandoning ship in the Atlantic Ocean after being depth charged by the USS Joyce, a destroyer in an Allied convoy that the submarine attacked. A team of explorers found the U-550, a World War II-era German submarine, Monday, July 23, 2012, on the floor of the Atlantic about 70 miles south of Nantucket Island, Ma

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The 41 for Freedom were what the original 41 ballistic missile submarines were called. These S5W boats carried 16 missile tubes, 4 torpedo tubes, and established the original stealth platform. Succeeded by the Ohio Class boomer, the only two examples of this class remaining are the Moored Training Ships, 626 and 635 at NWS Charleston, SC.

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Seems like there would have been some warnings about a sheared off periscope.

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The Virginia (SSN 774) submarine alongside the General Dynamics Electric Boat yard at Groton, Connecticut. - Image - Naval Technology

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"At more than $4 billion apiece, Seawolf Class submarines were the most expensive in history. But they were designed for a mission that brooked no failure; stalk and destroy Soviet ballistic missile subs before they could launch their weapons. Designed to be extremely fast and extremely quiet, the high price tag and diminished Soviet submarine threat with the end of the cold war caused the program to be cancelled after the first three boats were delivered. "

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