Photo of Princess Irina Alexandrovna, on the day of her marriage to Prince Felix Youssoupov. Theirs was a fascinating marriage; Felix was a bisexual, peace-loving man, who wound up helping to kill Rasputin. Irina was the niece of the ruling Romanov family. Felix was exiled for his role in Rasputin’s murder, which meant that his family was one of the few who escaped the Bolshevik massacres. Felix and Irina had a happy 50-year marriage, and lived in New York City.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. What exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out? #salemwitchtrials #witchcraft #americanhistory
*WWII PIN ~ honoring Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, a black messman who was untrained in machine gun use due to rigid Naval segregation policies. Miller took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. He was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and six months after the attack was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.
Billy Dixon ... a legendary long shot by buffalo hunter Billy Dixon, in which a Comanche brave was knocked from his horse at a distance of around 1/4 mile, was enough to cause Quanah Parker and several hundred braves in his war party to lose heart and return to their reservation in Oklahoma. Thus ended the battle of Adobe Walls, Texas.