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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

October 4, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

A weeping George Gillette in 1940, witnessing the forced sale of 155,000 acres of land for the Garrison Dam and Reservoir, dislocating more than 900 Native American families

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

September 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

Whitechapel slum in 1888, the year Jack The Ripper struck 

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

August 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

Mother and children during the great depression, California, 1936, photo by Dorothea Lange

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5 of the Worst Executions in History

August 28, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History, Morbid |

György Dózsa

György Dózsa

History has taught us that committing high treason is a sure fire way to get tortured and executed in the most excruciating ways. Of course, this isn’t a problem if you actually manage to succeed in overthrowing a ruler or monarch, but those who fail are made an example of in the worst ways possible. Such was the case of György Dózsa, a Hungarian soldier of fortune who led a peasants’ revolt against the kingdom’s nobility in 1514. Despite achieving some early decisive victories against the Hungarian army, the revolution was eventually suppressed with force and Dózsa captured.

He was condemned to sit on a heated smoldering iron throne with a heated iron crown on his head and a heated scepter in his hand (mocking at his ambition to be king). While Dózsa was suffering, a procession of 9 fellow rebels, who had been starved beforehand, were led to such throne. In the lead was Dózsa’s younger brother, Gergely, who was cut in three before Dózsa despite Dózsa asking for Gergely to be spared. Next, executioners removed hot pliers from fire and forced them into Dózsa’s skin. After pulling flesh from him, the remaining rebels were ordered to bite where the hot iron had been inserted and to swallow the flesh. Those who refused, about 3 or 4, were simply cut up which prompted the remaining rebels to do as commanded. In the end, Dózsa died on the throne of iron from the damage that was inflicted while the rebels who obeyed were let go without further harm.

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Fascinating Photos Collected From World War 1

August 16, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

A British officer leads the way “over the top” amid the bursting of German shells.

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The Story Of Nobuo Fujita, The Japanese Pilot Who Bombed Oregon in WW2

August 14, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

The date was September 9, 1942. The Soviets and Nazis were duking it out in Stalingrad, and just a few days earlier, US and Australian forces had beaten the Japanese at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. Most Americans were following the war on their radios and in their newspapers, and they pictured a war taking places in faraway lands with strange names like Anzio, El Guettar, and Guadalcanal. So despite all the fear-mongering posters and East Coast blackouts, most probably would’ve been shocked to learn there was a Japanese submarine sitting off the coast of Oregon, just waiting to launch an attack on mainland USA.

The plan was to unpack a small Zero floatplane, catapult it into the air, and have it bomb the woods around the logging town of Brookings. If all went according to plan, the bombs would start massive forest fires, sending Americans into a panic, and drawing the US fleet away from its strongholds in the Pacific islands. The man chosen for the mission was a pilot named Nobuo Fujita, and along with his observer, Shoji Okuda, the two set off toward Oregon, planning to unleash hell.

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

July 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

The “Mona Lisa” returning to the Louvre museum, after WWII, Paris 1945

 

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

July 19, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

German immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY circa 1900

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

June 28, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History |

Harley-Davidson assembly line. 1909

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The Story Of Lina Medina, The Youngest Confirmed Mother In Medical History

June 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: History, Interesting |

lina medina

In 1933, Lina Medina was born in Ticrapo, Peru. At the age of five years, Lina was brought to hospital by her parents who complained of abdominal extreme growth. The girl’s parents initially thought their daughter was suffering from a massive abdominal tumor, but after being examined by doctors in Pisco, Peru, they discovered she was seven-months pregnant.

Dr. Geraldo Lozada became Lina’s attending doctor, fully taking over the case. Dr. Lozada took Lina to a more advanced hospital in Lima to confirm the pregnancy diagnosis. The diagnosis was confirmed. Lina was born with a rare condition called “precocious puberty”. Precocious puberty is basically the early onset of sexual development. Most girls begin experiencing puberty around the age of ten (boys usually start a little later, around the ages of 11 or 12). Lina had experienced her first menstrual cycle at the age of two and a half or three. She had fully developed breasts by the age of four. Within five years, her body displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.

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