Schlitze Surtees (1901-1971) was born with with microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder that left him with an unusually small brain and moderate to severe mental retardation. Those with microcephaly were often billed as 'pinheads', but Schlitze was known as "The Last of the Aztecs". He was often presented as being a woman. He loved to sing and dance and was a good mimic. He was a tremendous hit and worked for several famous circuses. He appeared in the movies Freaks and The…
It was possible, then, that the King had it in his power any time after April 27, 1937, to marry Mrs. Simpson without consulting anybody, then return to Buckingham Palace and summon his Cabinet to meet the em- pire's new Queen.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the only woman in her medical school class in 1855. Walker volunteered her service to the Union Army, but was not allowed to enlist, so served as a volunteer. She was not allowed to serve as a doctor, either, so she served as a nurse -at first.
Guglielmo Marconi The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on Titanic but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier. As his daughter Degna later explained, he had paperwork to do and preferred the public stenographer aboard that vessel.
Top 25 most famous redheads http://listverse.com/2008/10/12/top-25-famous-redheads/ - #23. Malcolm X (1925 – 1965) – African American spiritual leader of the Nation of Islam during the American Civil Rights movement. Born Malcolm Little, he converted to Islam while in prison and became a powerful activist for black Americans until his unsolved assassination in 1965.
Socialite Barbara Baekeland was murdered by her 25 yr old son, Anthony, in 1972. Both her parents were mentally ill; she also saw a psychiatrist, drank heavily, and was known for her unstable personality, rude outbursts, bouts of severe depression, and suicide attempts. Anthony had schizophrenia with paranoid tendencies. Unverified stories claim she had sex with him to cure him of being gay. He stabbed her to death in 1972, and killed himself in jail years later.
01 Jun 41: Famous American aviator and test pilot, Mildred "Micky" Tuttle marries David Axton and takes her husband's last name. Mickey was one of the first three WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) to be trained as a test pilot and was the first woman to fly a B-29. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0601&s=410601 #WWII
Charles I of Austria or Charles IV of Hungary (Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Marie; 1887 – 1922) was, among other titles, the last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Hungary, & the last monarch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He reigned from 1916 until 1918, when he "renounced participation" in state affairs, but did not abdicate. He spent the remaining years of his life attempting to restore the monarchy