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@History_Pics: Maurice Tillet, a wrestler suffering from acromegaly.He died in 1954, and was the inspiration for the character Shrek
This is why I say history is so important to know. To appreciate what we have, we have to know where we've been.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor of the telephone. Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his 11th birthday. His interest in acoustics developed during his childhood through his experiences with his deaf mother, influencing his later work with the deaf and experimentation with sound.
121207-N-XD424-066 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 07, 2012) Pearl Harbor survivors salute during the 71st Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. More than 2000 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and other veterans, attended the National Park Service and U.S. Navy-hosted joint memorial ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. This year’s theme focused on “Coming of Age – From Innocence to Valor.” (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco)
Betty Hutton and other starlets entertain troops at the Hollywood Canteen. April 12, 1945, L.A. Times