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this lady is incredible. she deserved the peace prize

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The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886.

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The Romanov sisters. Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia

Zona Heaster Shue died in 1897 by what was called an "everlasting faint" but was soon given the name 'The Greenbrier Ghost' after she appeared to her mother and told her she had actually been murdered by her husband. The events surrounding the haunting led to it becoming the only time in American legal history in which the so-called "testimony of a ghost" was accepted at a murder trial.

Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991. His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and he's tattooed. Otzi has 59 separate tattoos

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The earliest evidence of ancient dentistry we have is an amazingly detailed dental work on a mummy from ancient Egypt that archaeologists have dated to 2000 BCE.

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

HH Holmes' "Murder Castle": Holmes is said to have killed between 27 and 200 people. Holmes built a hotel at the end of the 18th century to capitalize on Chicago's World's Fair and its visitors. His "hotel" had over 60 rooms for guests, including alarms in each "prison room" in case a victim attempted to escape. The hotel was a labyrinth of trap doors, windowless rooms, torture chambers, staircases to nowhere and a basement morgue, crematory, and vats of acid for disposal.

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Anne Frank

Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald (from 1937 to 1941) and Majdanek (from 1941 to 1943). She was accused of taking souvenirs from the skin of murdered inmates with distinctive tattoos. She was known as "The Witch of Buchenwald" by the inmates because of her cruelty and lasciviousness toward prisoners. She is also called in English "The Beast of Buchenwald", "The Bitch of Buchenwald"and the "Butcher Widow".

Chinese Foot Binding Chinese foot binding is a now ancient tradition of wrapping the feet of young girls. This tradition died out, thankfully, about 100 years ago.

First seismograph - The first equipment to predict earthquaques was invented by an outstanding chinese scientist named Zhang Heng on AD 132.

Victorian tear catchers, usually used by a widowed bride. Upon the day of the funeral, the widow would collect her tears into this small vile, and all the tears she cried in the first year over the loss of her husband, she would capture in this vile she would wear upon her neck. And on the anniversary of his death, she pours the preserved tears atop his gravesite.

Union Army soldier on his release from Andersonville prison in May, 1865.

McCarren Park Pool, NYC via nytimes: Opened in the 1936, the McCarren pool had room for 6,800 bathers in its 55,400 square foot basin and offered an alternative for cooling off to the polluted rivers and bays. It was closed in 1984 and the basin turned into a hipster playground but has recently undergone a major renovation, and is scheduled to open this summer. image from NYC Parks Photo Archive #McCarren_Pool #NYC #nytimes

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JFK

The Gun used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln

The frame of the grand staircase overhead window

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A tiny key that might have helped prevent the Belfast-built Titanic sinking has fetched £90,000 at auction. The key, with the tag "Crows Nest Telephone Titanic" opened the binoculars store, but was not on the ship when it sailed from Southampton. It was in the pocket of an officer transferred off the vessel days before its maiden voyage. He forgot to hand it to his replacement as he left. As a result lookouts had to rely on the naked eye.

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