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    Captain Nathan J. Johnson. Drum Major (and later 2nd Lt) Patrick Ford in the background. 93rd New York Infantry.If you click on the image,there is a discussion of the photo,which certainly answered my questions about this intriguing image.

    23-year-old Stephen Hawking on his wedding day to Jane Wilde, 1965. This was just two years after his diagnosis with ALS. He was told he'd be bedridden soon and dead within a few years, but he is still alive 50 years later.

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    Rare photo of a Geisha after washing her hair, before styling it in the typical way. Ca. 1905.

    MIT at 14 years old, David Van Valen was accepted to MIT at the age of 13. He took 25 college courses while in high school, which he started at the old age of 10! At MIT, David majored in Math and Physics, getting degrees in both fields. He then went on to get a PhD in Applied Physics at The California Institute of Technology in 2011 and an MD at UCLA in 2013.

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    A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors Around 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patterns The Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia

    One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

    The real Jeremiah Johnson.

    Alan Mathison Turing (1912–1954) British mathematician, logician & cryptanalyst. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" & "computation". Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science & artificial intelligence. Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died from cyanide poisoning

    11 year old Katherine of Aragon. Katherine of Aragon had a fair skin complexion, blue eyes, and an auburn hair color. She was referred to as “the most beautiful creature in the world” during her lifetime.

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    The 'Afghan Girl'. Her iconic photo appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1984. The image of her face, with a red scarf draped loosely over her head and with her piercing sea-green eyes staring directly into the camera, became a symbol both of the 1980s Afghan conflict and of the refugee situation worldwide. The image itself was named "the most recognized photograph" in the history of the magazine. She was finally found and rephotographed in 2002.

    This is Michael Ibsen, a Canadian carpenter living in England and the 17th generation descendant of King Richard III sister. His unusual DNA matches the King's therefore it is been proved beyond doubt that the skeleton found in a Leicester car park is King Richard III. The model was made from the skeleton found and bears a remarkable resemblace to the King, so does Michael come to that!

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    William Shakespeare: In 1842, a death mask was found in a little shop in Darmstadt, Germany. It is 99.9% certain to be that of William Shakespeare. The mask bears the year 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616) with features such as the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.

    Jonathan Daniels, a minister who answered Dr. King's call to come to Selma, Alabama to support the Selma to Montgomery March. He was one of the few who stayed back after the march was over and was shot point blank in the chest by a deputized segregationist while trying to buy his fellow black protesters a Coca Cola.

    Buffalo Bill and John Y. Nelson with the Deadwood Stage

    Africa |This lady was sitting beside a lake with her friend stripping reeds. Burkina Faso | Image and caption © Rhoda1 on Wanderlust

    John Lennon & Yoko Ono in front of The Dakota. They lived on the 7th floor facing West 72nd Street and Central Park West. Their bedroom window overlooked Central Park.

    Congrats to Malala Yousafzai on her Nobel Peace Prize! At only 17 years old she has been shot in the head fighting for her education, written a best-selling book, and has changed the world unimaginably. She is my inspiration and my idol. Check out her out! So proud of you, Malala.

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