Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

"Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his…

"Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his…

July 22, 1975 — “Fire on Marlborough Street” | The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History> > > I really hope these people were okay after this happened.

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

July 22, 1975 — “Fire on Marlborough Street” | The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History> > > I really hope these people were okay after this happened.

Sharon Tate, in a photograph taken by Jay Sebring, the day before their murders. This is such a sad photo of what might have been.

Sharon Tate, in a photograph taken by Jay Sebring, the day before their murders. This is such a sad photo of what might have been.

What we thought we knew is wrong. The Black Death arrived in Britain from central Asia in the autumn of 1348 and by late spring the following year it had killed six out of every 10 people in London. Such a rate of destruction would kill five million now. Researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London and evidence suggests a different cause: only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly. A pneumonic rather than a bubonic plague.

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

What we thought we knew is wrong. The Black Death arrived in Britain from central Asia in the autumn of 1348 and by late spring the following year it had killed six out of every 10 people in London. Such a rate of destruction would kill five million now. Researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London and evidence suggests a different cause: only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly. A pneumonic rather than a bubonic plague.

On December 12, 1925, the "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opens in San Luis Obispo, CA. It stood at a mid-point location between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which took two days of driving on the roads at the time.

On December 12, 1925, the "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opens in San Luis Obispo, CA. It stood at a mid-point location between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which took two days of driving on the roads at the time.

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