Misrepresented. The last full-blooded Aztec couple. Nope. The microcephalic brother and sister, Maximo and Bartola, were billed as ‘The Aztec Children’ and exhibited by P. T. Barnum for many years.
1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Calamity Jane wasn't exactly trying to be a prostitute—at least not full-time. After all, she looked masculine. But when she wasn't scouting and shooting Indians, which was what she was really known for, she was rumored to be paid for sleepin' with cowboys at Fort Laramie.
Mabelle Gilman was one of the top musical comedy stars on Broadway. In 1905 she met William E Corey, the multi-millionaire president of United States Steel. Mabelle and William Corey married on May 14, 1907 and Corey gave his new wife a chateau in France, jewels and a million dollars as a wedding present. Corey's Reno divorce from his first wife, Laura, in order to marry Mabelle, put Reno on the map as a destination for quickie divorces.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.