Isador and Ida Straus. Isador owned Macy's. When the Titanic began to sink, Ida refused to get on a lifeboat without her husband. They were inseperable in life, writing to each other every day they were apart. He was offered a place with her, but HE refused, saying younger men should go in his place. He put his wife's maid on instead. They were last seen sitting together quietly on the deck of the Titanic. I hope to face my end with as much grace.
At about 35,000 B.C. a group of these African Chinese; later known to us as the Jomon, took this route and entered Japan, they became the first Humans to inhabit the Japanese Islands. Later, another group; Known to us as the Ainu, followed.Oddly Indians were Not part of this group. Today, their genes can still be found in 40% of modern Japanese, as well as Mongolians and Tibetans- Past and Present Kings & Queens
Rasputin’s penis had a rather colourful life while still attached to its owner. Since his death, it has continued to be an object of fascination. Rasputin had a reputation for using his penis as a method of spreading his holy message amongst women. It was a conspiracy of nobles who finally murdered Rasputin – and, it is claimed, castrated the body. The organ of Russia’s greatest Casanova can now be seen at the Erotica Museum in Petersburg.
Maharini Gayatri Devi. Born Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. At 21, she became the third wife of the dashing Maharaja of Jaipur. After India's independence and abolition of the princely states, she entered into a very successful political career, working hard for education reform, especially for girls. Vogue once named her one of the wirkd's most beautiful women.
Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). Shortly after their discovery, giant sequoias were subject to much exhibition. http://www.conifers.org/cu/Sequoiadendron.php > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoiadendron_giganteum
Of Titantic Fame ..The “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, a name she was never called during her lifetime. Maggie Brown had always planned to marry a rich man, but instead married for love. Luckily for her, her husband J.J. struck it rich as a mining engineer. She was involved in the suffragist movement in Colorado and was a great philanthropist in Denver, but she’s best known for convincing the crew of Lifeboat #6 to turn around and look for survivors when the Titanic sank.
Joseph Phillippe Lemercier Laroche was the only black man to perish in the Titanic sinking. Laroche, shown on the right in a family photo, was on board with his pregnant wife Juliette and their two young daughters.