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1961: The same any way you look at it. OMG I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS!

The Clutters, a Kansas family whose murder in 1959 was made famous by Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood"

Great site for old photos by decade or area. Great for genealogy stories to learn about where our ancestors lived.

So unbelievably sad. One of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops as Allied troops closed in on the camp still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death, Gardelegen, 16 Apr 1945 - Sgt. E. R. Allen

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Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

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A gold medallion found during archaeological excavations in the old city of Jerusalem on Sep 9, 2013 near the southern wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount and venerated as the site of the Jewish temples of kings Solomon and Herod, 7th Cent. BC

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