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Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sept 11, 2001 and blessed by God to have survived it all.

Anna Dickinson was eight when she survived Titanic, 11 when she lost an aunt on Lusitania, 31 when she lost a cousin on Hindenburg, 37 when she lost a nephew at Pearl Harbor, and 97 when her home was shaken by the collapse on

PinterestShrek was based on a real man, named Maurice Tillet, pictured above. He was a wrestler who had a condition called acromegaly, colloquially known as gigantism. Tillet died in 1954. Some people believe Abraham Lincoln had the same condition.

Photographed by Irving Penn, Elvie saw a signed vintage silver print of this 2014 for Euro. all you Shrek fans! Professional wrestler Maurice Tillet, aka The French Angel, was the inspiration for Shrek’s character design.

I was a doctor in Auschwitz - the review by Janet Levy is so graphically shocking that I can not bring myself to touch the book.  Those stronger than I am will read it.

This is Gisella Perl, a a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Sighet, Romania in the and She was taken to Auschwitz in where she treated women with kindness and compassion. She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- bett

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1885

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia (now known as Drexel University College of Medicine).

The young black janitor who changed the world ... Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Dr. Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin surgery until his janitor-turned-surgical assistant, Vivien Thomas, was there to guide the procedure. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role…

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

Titanic Black Mourning Bear By Steiff.  The bear was one of only 600 which were made especially for the British market in May 1912, to show empathy for the loss of the passengers of the R.M.S. Titanic.  It is said their eyes were rimmed red to appear as if they had been crying. They were also manufactured with a somber expression.

Rare Titanic Black Mourning Bear By Steiff. Bear was made for the British market May to show empathy for the loss of the passengers of the R. Their eyes were rimmed red to appear as if they had been crying.

The most beautiful suicide: Evelyn McHale leaped to her death from an observation deck in the Empire State Building, 1947.

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck floor) of the Empire State Building, May She landed on a United Nations limousine… Photography by Weegee ( Robert Wiles)

Toss! Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

30+ Must-See Historic Moments In Photographs

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

October 1944: Oskar Schindler, a German businessman, saves 1200 Jews by moving them from Plaszow labor camp to his factory in Sudetenland. Photograph shows Schindler (second from right) with a few of the Jewish workers he saved. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

If you haven't seen Schindler's List,a Steven Speilburg movie, then you probably don't know who Oscar Schindler is but remember one thing he saved many Jews during the Holo cost a true hero of a man. I recommend this movie!

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.

Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.

Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist and women's rights activist. As the main leader and strategist of the campaign, along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983. FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2290879/I-lost-hope-Startling-interview-unearthed-woman-iconic-Great-Depression-image-talking-just-years-death-1983.html#ixzz3ClyaAXnU Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983

'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image taken just five years before her death in FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.

Geraldine Hoff Doyle was a 17 year old in 1942 while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster released during World War II.

Geraldine Hoff Doyle was a 17 year old in 1942 while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster released during World War II.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD https://www.pinterest.com/atticatalley/history2/

“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.

A letter from a first-class passenger on board the Titanic.   The piece was penned by Adolphe Saalfeld, on three sides of stationery from the doomed vessel, to his “wifey”, Gertrude, still home in Britain.    His words give a rare glimpse into day-to-day life on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912 with the loss of 1,517 lives.

Rosa Abbott was the only woman to be pulled alive from the icy waters. She was travelling on Titanic with her sons, Rossmore, aged and Eugene, aged When the ship sank, she was pulled into collapsible Lifeboat A. Her sons did not survive.

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