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On Halloween in 1926, magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix, which was damaged twelve days earlier when he was punched in the stomach unexpectedly. For ten years after Houdini's death, his wife Bess conducted a Halloween séance. Though Bess stopped participating in the séances after 1937, others have kept the tradition. Each Halloween, there are numerous Houdini séances held in various locations around the world.

San Francisco: 1906 - Earthquake

Benjamin Franklin stands alone as the only Founding Father to have signed all four historical documents relevant to the creation of a sovereign United States of America: The Declaration of Independence, The Treaty of Alliance, the Treaty of Peace between England, France, and the United States (1782), and the Constitution (1787).

Elm Street in Dallas Texas where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated). The white "x" in the road marks the exact spot where JFK was hit.

Mount Vernon circa 1860.

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Hindenburg explodes

Houdini before his near fatal jump & escape from the icy water below the Queen Street bridge in Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 18th, 1910. Houdini’s dive into the Yarra River, Feb 17th 1910

JFK

O.J. everyone has their opinion of that

April 30, 1945 – Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide (Front page of the U.S. Armed Forces newspaper, Stars and Stripes, 2 May 1945)

Michael Jackson Dead

Reagan shot

Another Kennedy gone.

John Glenn. 1st man in space

Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.

Clara Barton--founder of American Red Cross

On this day, March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced his polio vaccine. Two years later, the vaccine was released nationally in the US. Major funding for Salk's research came from the March of Dimes Foundation, which was set up by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 58,000 cases of polio were reported in 1952; 3,145 people had died from it in that year. I remember taking the sugar cube.

Jonas Salk

October 4, 1995

Jonas Salk chose not to patent his Polio Vaccine making it affordable for all...LOVE

The only surviving complete set of George Washington’s dentures, ca. 1790-1799. From Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association

Thomas Edison and an electric car 100 years ago

*JAPAN DECLARES WAR ON U.S.....I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant. -Japanese Admiral Yamamoto

*THE WASHINGTON POST ~ "Kennedy Orders Invasion of Cuba...As Reds Build Nuclear Bases There; U.S. To Strike Major Targets.