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    The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.

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    Bonnie & Clyde

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    That famous kiss. A sailor and a nurse kiss passionately in Manhattan's Times Square, as New York City celebrates the end of World War II on August 14, 1945.

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    Beach police, swimsuits no higher than six inches above knee - Washington DC 1920...

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    That famous kiss. A sailor and a nurse kiss passionately in Manhattan's Times Square, as New York City celebrates the end of World War II on August 14, 1945.

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    Marie Curie This woman really facsinates me. She became a noble prize winner for her work with radiation therapy for cancer. The exposure was what eventually caused her death. Her journals and notebooks are still, to this day unable to be handled because they are highly radioactive!

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    That famous kiss. A sailor and a nurse kiss passionately in Manhattan's Times Square, as New York City celebrates the end of World War II on August 14, 1945.

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    Captain Smith who became synonomous with the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

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    The officers of the Titanic: Captain Smith died, Chief Officer Wilde died, 1st Officer Murdoch died, 2nd Officer Lightoller survived, 3rd Officer Pitman survived, 4th Off. Boxhall survived, 5th Off. Lowe survived, 6th Off. Moody died & the Chief Purser McElroy died.

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    April 22, 1912. Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. Lolo, the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic sinking, died in 2001.

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    A dead baby found in the water after the sinking of the Titanic, was buried in Nova scotia. The tombstone read "The Unknown Child." Researchers from a University in Ontario received permission to exhume the body. The Titanic passenger list showed four potential names. By using modern DNA techniques, the baby was identified as Sidney Goodwin. He was the sixth child of Fred & Augusta Goodwin from Fulham, England. All members of the family died in the tragedy.

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    Baby Millvina in 1912 with her mother Georgette. Millvina was 9-weeks-old when the Titanic sank. She was the last Titanic survivor, passing away 31st May 2009 at 97.

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    The Musicians who played to the end, on board the Titanic: The band played the song, Nearer My God to Thee at 2:13 a.m. It was a prayer to everyone. It is thought by some that the band leader, Wallace Hartley, started playing by himself at first and then the rest of the band joined in. The band knew 352 different songs by heart. They had to be ready for any requests the passengers might make on the trip.

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    Lord Pirrie (left), Chairman of Harland & Wolff and Bruce Ismay (right), Chairman and Managing Director of the White Star Line, were photographed making a final inspection of Titanic on the slipway on May 31, 1911.

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    Managing Director of White Star Line: Although not part of the crew, Joseph Bruce Ismay played a significant role in the Titanic disaster. It is believed that Ismay may have influenced Captain Smith to ignore the ice warnings and steam ahead at full speed. Many are convinced that if Ismay had not been aboard, Captain Smith would have been more cautious and taken the ice warnings more seriously.

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    Titanic ship builder - Thomas Andrews: The Titanic had been completed and delivered to the White Star Line on April 2, 1912. By April 10, activity on the ship grew more and more frenetic as it was prepared for its first Atlantic crossing. She was not only loaded with commercial cargo being shipped to America, but last minute touches including carpeting, furnishing, and decorating, had to be finished. Supervising all of the activity was Thomas Andrews.

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    Lady Jane Grey, who had briefly been supported as Queen of England, and Lord Guildford Dudley, her husband, were executed in 1554 to remove them as a focus of Protestant resistance to the rule of Queen Mary I of England.

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    Death of Lady Jane Grey February 12, 1554 Lady Jane Grey, having proven to be a focus for resistance to the reign of the new queen Mary I of England, was executed on Tower Hill, London. Her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, was also beheaded.

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    Mary II (30 April 1662 – 28 December 1694) reigned as Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689, and as Queen of Scots (as Mary II of Scotland) from 11 April 1689 until her death.

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    Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heir to the Post cereal fortune, was the founder of Hillwood Museum and Gardens - her former twenty-five acre estate in Washington, DC Endowed with a progressive sense of business, entrepreneurial optimism, and a confident, gracious sense of self, Mrs. Post created a place for herself in American history. Known as one of America’s first business women, she was an art collector, noted philanthropist, and socialite. In opening her home to the public, she joined a small number of distinguished Americans who created art collectors’ personal museums out of their homes, galleries, and estates.

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    US Presidents

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    Antietam, Maryland Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand in 1862.

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    Queen Victoria's Family Tree 1901

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    Queen Victoria's bedroom at Versailles

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