this is jeanne calment, was anyway. she passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. she learned to fence at 85, and was still riding a bicycle at 100. at 113 she was known as the last living person to have personally met vincent van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115. lets all raise a glass for jeanne calment :) for living one of the longest lifetimes in documented history

the Titanic, 1912

Dressing Up,1860 [A woman wearing a crinoline being dressed with the aid of long poles to lift her dress over the hoops] by London Stereoscopic Company

The Domesday Book

Photograph of the only iceberg in the area of the Titanic's sinking, taken April 15, 1912. When this photo was taken by the chief steward of the SS Prinz Adalbert, the Titanic's sinking was not yet known... although the streak of paint on the iceberg was thought to indicate a ship had collided with it in the last 12 hours.

These are the pictures of St. Bernadette who died 122 years ago in Lourdes, France and was buried; her body was only discovered 30 years ago. After church officials decided to examine it they discovered her body is still fresh until today and if you ever go to Lourdes, France you can see her in the church in Lourdes. Her body isn't decomposing because during her lifetime, the Mother of Jesus would always appear to her and give messages and advice to all mankind on the right way to live on th...

Caroline Kennedy walks on ahead while her father, JFK, carries her doll, 1963.

The Beauty of Xiaohe or Little River, 3,800 years old, mummified remains of a Caucasian woman found in Western China along with other European mummies and artifacts. These Tarim Basin mummies are controversial in China as they are evidence of Europeans in China before the Han Chinese themselves.

People have been finding strange holes in Russian forests. This has been occurring since the end of the 1980s. This strange phenomenon consists of deep holes that appear suddenly in the dense forests, in those places that no truck or car can get to, let alone drill anything. If these holes are being dug, there is no soil around these holes that indicate that they have been drilled. People who have gone down these holes haven’t found anything, and there is no answer on how these holes are ma...

Training to be a lady

horse drawn ambulance.

Mansa Musa I, the richest person in history, had a personal net worth of four hundred billion at the time of his death in 1331.

I think this is interesting because the Holocaust is publicized so much but we tend to forget about how many were lost when the colonies were founded in American soil.

Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, 80, bears B14594; Anshel Udd Sharezky, 81, was B14595; and Jacob Zabetzky, 83, was B14597. “We were strangers standing in line in Auschwitz, we all survived different paths of hell, and we met in Israel,” Mr. Sharezky said. "We stand here together now after 65 years. Do you realize the magnitude of the miracle?”

the original Star Spangled Banner... In the Smithsonian Museum of American History

Only two women in history have been the wife of one United States president and the mother of another. The first was Abigail Smith Adams; her husband, John Adams, was elected in 1796 and her son, John Quincy Adams, in 1824. The second was Barbara Pierce Bush

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This strange tale from rural West Virginia is not only a part of supernatural history, but of the history of the American judicial system as well. It remains a one of a kind event.. the only case in which the word of a ghost helped to solve a crime and convict a murderer!

Robert F. Kennedy didn't accept his Attorney General pay either...he also donated it all to charity. These two *liberal* men actually lived their convictions.

"Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way." ~ Ronald Reagan ~ 1992 Republican National Convention

1913-1924: Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge, Paris.