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Dorothy Lucille Tipton Born in 1914 she wanted to play jazz.  Becoming known as Billy Tipton, a jazz pianist and saxophonist recording  a series of popular albums.  Billy married a woman and adopted three children.  His family and friends did not learn about Dorothy until his death in 1989.

Billy Tipton Born Dorothy Lucille Tipton, this androgynous jazz musician lived life as a man for 50 years while maintaining a number of rel.

some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell… Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.

Bride Bouquet of Flowers. Fun facts and popular sayings and what they mean.

Jane Bielawski and her doll 'Missy'. Following the suspicious deaths of some of her playmates in a New York tenement, police attempted to interview Jane. According to reports, the young girl went 'crazy' and accused her doll of the murders, before throwing the doll out of her apartment window while screaming, "Bad dolly! Naughty dolly!" Jane was taken to Bloomingdale Asylum to be treated for 'hysteria'. She was never to leave the institution, dying there an old woman in 1968.

Jane Bielawski and her doll 'Missy'. According to reports, the young girl went 'crazy' and accused her doll of several of her playmates murders.

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII In Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga- amazing story!

February 13, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Unidentified woman." Demonstrating an ingenious Prohibition-era fashion accessory: the cane-flask.

Unidentified woman demonstrating an ingenious Prohibition-era fashion accessory, the cane-flask, Washington, D.

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind | James Madison weighed under 100 pounds and was 5'4"

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind (I& more or less liked Calvin Coolidge since fifth grade, and it& just been further confirmed.

Map of The Underground Railroad

American History

Map of The Underground Railroad. My cousin had a very old house where down in a secret place in the cellar, was the underground railroad.

A Gentleman and his horse

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ¥ This is a rare picture of General Robert E Lee with Traveler, looking tired, muddy & miserable with the weight of the Confederate world on his shoulders.

Scold’s bridle, sometimes called “the branks”, invented in 1500th in Britain and then spread to Europe. Branking (in Scotland and the North of England) was designed as a mirror punishment for “shrews’”or “scolds” — women of the lower classes whose speech was “riotous” or “troublesome” — women accused of witchcraft — by preventing such “gossips or scolds” from speaking.

A scold's bridle is a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the and Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them.

Her Majesty Queen Victoria arriving in London for the Coronation Celebration, June 28th, 1897

Her Majesty Queen Victoria arriving in London for the Coronation Celebration, June 1897

On November 18, 1978 912 followers of American cult leader Jim Jones ("Peoples Temple") died in a remote South American jungle compound called "Jonestown" in British Guyana. Some members were shot, others were forced to drink poison, but most willingly participated in what Jones said was an act of "revolutionary suicide." My heart breaks for all those who were brainwashed, especially with how many children died due to this tragedy

In November more than 900 members of Jim Jones' People's Temple drank cyanide-laced, grape-flavored punch in a mass murder and suicide in the group's compound in the South American nation of Guyana.

Grace McDaniels (1888 - August 1958), AKA the "Mule Faced Woman," was born in Numa, Iowa. She was called the Mule faced Woman because, obviously, her face resembled that of a mule's. The reasoning behind this ugly exterior is that she had had lip cancer which caused her lip to swell. After about thirty years, her lip was so swollen that she was able to join a freak show. She was married and had a child. She later retired and moved to Tampa, Florida. She then died of lip cancer in 1958.

Grace McDaniels

Grace McDaniels - August AKA the "Mule Faced Woman," was born in Numa, Iowa.

In 1992, Jennifer Asbenson accepted a ride with Andrew Uridiales. Asbenson was beaten, strangled, & raped multiple times. Asbenson broke her binds then jumped out of the truck and ran towards traffic as Urdiales chased her with a machete. When 2 marines stopped to help Asbenson, Urdiales ran. He wasn’t caught til 4 years later. He killed a total of 9 women from 1986-1996.  He was sentenced to death.

In 1992, Jennifer Asbenson accepted a ride with Andrew Uridiales. Asbenson was beaten, strangled, & raped multiple times. Asbenson broke her binds then jumped out of the truck and ran towards traffic as Urdiales chased her with a machete. When 2 marines stopped to help Asbenson, Urdiales ran. He wasn’t caught til 4 years later. He killed a total of 9 women from 1986-1996. He was sentenced to death.

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Marc Bloch.  Legendary medieval historian.  He participated in the French Resistance.  Bloch was tortured and shot to death by the Gestapo in June 1944.

March Bloch, co-founder of the Annales Journal, and medieval historian. Worked with the French Resistance until his murder by the Gestapo in 1944

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