Feodor Vassilyev  (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy

Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy

In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you'll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal. Despite efforts stop the fire it still burns today and could burn for 250 years. Some houses still stand but most have been demolished. 'Silent Hill' was based on this…

Abandoned Town of Centralia, Pennsylvania

In the small town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, Route 61 takes an unexplained detour; a “Keep Out” sign straddles the original highway. Ignore the warning and you'll arrive in the abandoned town of Centralia, where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962 when residents accidentally ignited a vein of anthracite coal. Despite efforts stop the fire it still burns today and could burn for 250 years. Some houses still stand but most have been demolished. 'Silent Hill' was based on this…

Evelyn Nesbit The woman that caused a scandal that left one very famous man dead. Look her up.She has a very interesting history.

Evelyn Nesbit The woman that caused a scandal that left one very famous man dead. Look her up.She has a very interesting history.

Blacks kidnapped from their homes in Africa, were dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships. Tens of millions of enslaved Africans died before reaching America. Conditions were terrible on these slave ships; and yet those who survived the long voyage were sold to plantation owners for lifelong servitude.

Blacks kidnapped from their homes in Africa, were dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships. Tens of millions of enslaved Africans died before reaching America. Conditions were terrible on these slave ships; and yet those who survived the long voyage were sold to plantation owners for lifelong servitude.

Johnny Cash and his older brother, Jack, in 1926.  Jack died at age 15 in a sawmill accident.  Johnny Cash's name was plain J.R. until he enlisted in the air force.  They didn't allow plain initials, so he chose the name John .

Johnny Cash and his older brother, Jack, in 1926. Jack died at age 15 in a sawmill accident. Johnny Cash's name was plain J.R. until he enlisted in the air force. They didn't allow plain initials, so he chose the name John .

On March 1, 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed. More than 5,000 people were employed by six Companies to construct the dam. Construction began in 1931 and over 100 workers died.

On March 1, 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed. More than 5,000 people were employed by six Companies to construct the dam. Construction began in 1931 and over 100 workers died.

BOOTH'S KILLER WAS MAD AS A HATTER: Boston Corbett, the Union Sergeant who shot and killed John Wilkes Booth, led a colorful and increasingly bizarre life.  After his wife died in 1858, he castrated himself to avoid temptations of the flesh.  He shot Booth against orders, stating "Providence guided my hand".  After the war he returned to being a hatter, and his life spiraled downard.  After being sent to an asylum in 1888, he escaped to live in a cabin in the woods, where he disappeared.

BOOTH'S KILLER WAS MAD AS A HATTER: Boston Corbett, the Union Sergeant who shot and killed John Wilkes Booth, led a colorful and increasingly bizarre life. After his wife died in 1858, he castrated himself to avoid temptations of the flesh. He shot Booth against orders, stating "Providence guided my hand". After the war he returned to being a hatter, and his life spiraled downard. After being sent to an asylum in 1888, he escaped to live in a cabin in the woods, where he disappeared.

Traffic Jam near the Brandenburg Gate as thousands of East Germans move into West Berlin on the first Saturday after the fall of the Berlin Wall. November 1989.

Traffic Jam near the Brandenburg Gate as thousands of East Germans move into West Berlin on the first Saturday after the fall of the Berlin Wall. November 1989.

Simon Wiesenthal and his wife. They lost 89 members in their family in the Holocaust. They eventually reunited in 1945 where they lived a long life. Cyla passed away in 2003 and Simon passed away in 2005. He became the famous Nazi Hunter, helping to capture Adolph Eichmann.

Simon Wiesenthal and his wife. They lost 89 members in their family in the Holocaust. They eventually reunited in 1945 where they lived a long life. Cyla passed away in 2003 and Simon passed away in 2005. He became the famous Nazi Hunter, helping to capture Adolph Eichmann.

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