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    Slaughter caught on tape!!! Killing a soldier in London

    Sir Walter Raleigh's cell in the Tower of London by Fred Dawson, via Flickr

    British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

    John Clem: A few months shy of ten years old, John Clem ran away from home to join the Union Army and fight in the American Civil War. Although he started out as a drummer boy, at the point this picture was taken he had served in combat and was already a Sergeant at twelve years old.  He became famous for shooting a Confederate soldier who demanded that he surrender. Years later would retire from the military as a Brigadier General.

    The bear, named Wojtek, reportedly even fought alongside his fellow Polish soldiers at the savage Battle of Monte Cassino in the spring of 1944, carrying heavy crates of mortar shells. With the approval of the Polish high command, the company's emblem was then changed to one showing a bear carrying a massive artillery shell. After the war, Wojtek lived in Edinburgh Zoo until his death in 1963. Books, statues and even a documentary keep the memory of his unique service alive.

    A day before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini met a more public end. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci were caught by partisans while trying to flee into Switzerland. On April 29, 1945, the two were shot to death in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra. Their corpses were then taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and strung up on meat hooks above a gas station. Crowds threw stones at the bodies for several days.

    Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.

    Predictions Of What 2011 Would Be Like From A 1911 Newspaper

    Opening of the first McDonald's in the Soviet Union, Moscow, 1991

    All of Gandhi’s worldly possessions

    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.