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    An orphan born on a Winnebago reservation in Nebraska, Henry Roe Cloud 1884–1950, was the first Native American to earn a degree from Yale. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, and most significantly, according to the Yale press release, “devoted his life to promoting the self-identity and well-being of fellow American Indians.”

    Gallows used to hang bootlegger who SMILED as he faced death at one of Americas last public executions in 1928 are discovered in an old barn.

    Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Johnny Weissmuller in an Illinois Athletic Club swimsuit circa 1922, prior to winning five Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928. Before becoming Tarzan and signing a movie contract with MGM in 1932, Weissmuller was a spokesmodel for BVD swimwear. George Grantham Bain Collection.

    George W. comforting a girl who lost her mom in the World Trade Cntr on 9-11. Despite what you thought about this man as a President, he showed that he really DID have a heart for the American people during the trying months following the attacks on our country.

    Secret Service agent, Tim McCarthy clasps his stomach after being shot spreadeagling himself between Ronald Reagan and John Hinckley Jr. March 30, 1981

    The Cell Phone Turned 40 Years-Old Today. Meet The Black Man Dr. Henry T. Sampson Who Created It

    Following the death of her husband, Wyatt Earp, in 1929, at the age of 63, Josephine Sarah Earp, who Wyatt called “Sadie,” spent a great portion of her life defending the old lawman’s reputation.

    Freedom Fighters

    In 1893, Chicago hosted the World Fair. It is estimated that 1 in 4 Americans saw the fair. The whole fair was built to be impressive and spectacular. The Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building was the largest enclosed space ever built at 40 acres and 230 feet tall.

    Americas first serial killer. Lured his victims from The Chicago Worlds Fair.

    Martha Jane Cannary (or Canary) Burke (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman, and professional scout best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans. She is said to have also exhibited kindness and compassion, especially to the sick and needy. This contrast helped to make her a famous and infamous frontier figure.

    French tattoos from 1890 from the 'Skin' and 'High Society' exhibition at Wellcome Collection

    Distractify | 50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be

    This photograph was taken in 1895, and shows Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane was a colorful figure from the Old West. She was friends with Wild Bill Hickock, and in later years was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Calamity Jane died on this day, August 1, in the year 1903. She was buried next to Wild Bill.

    A female gas station attendant, 1927, Chicago.

    1922 - Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one-piece bathing suits and "showing leg"

    John Thomson, inventor of, yes, the Tommy gun.

    On December 20, 1924, Karl Denke was arrested after attacking a man at his house with an axe. Police searched Denke's home and found human flesh in huge jars of curing salts. A ledger contained the details of minimum 42 people Denke had murdered and cannibalized between 1914 and 1918.[2][3] It is thought he even sold the flesh of his victims at the Breslau (today's Wrocław) market, as pork.[4]

    John WIlkes Booth's .44 derringer used to assassinate President Lincoln. On display at Ford's Theater, Washington DC.

    Native American Man - Love this picture....the amazing strength and bravery in his eyes

    Home of Richard Garrett where John Wilkes Booth was killed

    the real Rocky Dennis This young man is who the Movie (MASK) is about...Not Mask the comedy with Jim Carey...mask with Cher as a member of a Biker gang and her Son Rocky with a head and face deformity....Excellent movie! I read about Rocky above while at a Dr. Appt. years ago and eventually saw the movie.

    Medieval knight found underneath a parking lot in Edinburgh

    Audie Murphy uniform medals. Murphy died in a plane crash in Virginia in 1971, at age 45, just shy of his 46th birthday. He was interred, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery.

    Eleanore Dumont, better known as Madame Mustache, was one of the first known professional blackjack players in American history and, for over three decades, made her name famous across the mining camps of the American West. She was thought to have been born in New Orleans, Louisiana in about 1829 but, for whatever reasons, made her way west during the California Gold Rush. Known as Simone Jules, a petite and pretty French woman.