25 Random Historical Tidbits [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago in Misc


Miss America 1924



Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin



Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford"s Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.



Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II"s cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives.



Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball circa 1930



This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler"s head, part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German"s surrendered and declassified in 1958. The records also include doctor"s reports, diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms. He had bad teeth, lots of fillings and crowns.



Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing - the fat man and the thin man.



Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."



Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister"s wife.



John Fitzgerald Kennedy



Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe. She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele DAnnunzio. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. Two men fought a duel over her. She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.



Filming the MGM Logo



Mae Questel ca. 1930s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost



Bea Arthur (ne Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series Maude and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".



In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.



Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.



Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.



Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.



Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.



Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.



Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.





Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America"s first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months "over there" and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there til American Soldiers found him).



Nightwitches - Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, theyd climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge. Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.



Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1956 Both women are 30 years old.



Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays Going Home as FDRs body is borne past in Warm Springs, GA, where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.






Things sure have changed.
There are 39 comments:
Female 233
the comment about baked potatoes... they still are a legitimate fast foods in parts of the UK. Especially Nottingham. you can`t walk 100m without hitting a potato cart.
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Male 2,688
Anyone else see the last pic and get flashbacks of Michael Clarke Duncan in the Green Mile?
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Female 1,540
Love this!
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Female 9
@drawman61 does this REALLY have to be about `My country is older/better than yours? Everywhere has the exact same amount of history.. we have just been writing it down longer... and however much longer we have been writing it down the box camera was invented in 1827. Ain`t no good pics before then...
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Male 3
`Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."`

`Belva Annan` is not the correct name?

It`s Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan.
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Female 2,228
Adcro & Drawman61, you know what this is right?

Pronunciation without Representation. And it will not stand I say! FREEEEDOOOOMMMM!!!! XD XD XD
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Female 2,415
I really liked the Nightwitches!! but the whole thing was cool, as well.
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Male 7,775
@5cats, I hope I can find an equivalent site for the UK. What with us having hundreds and hundreds of years more history to look back on.
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Male 7,775
@adcro, I just knew someone was going to make that elementary mistake.

Also, Helen Keller, how could she have had any concept of who or what a Charlie Chaplin is?
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Male 1,364
i really need to get laid.
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Male 6,227
@ Adcro: Not so fast, Mr. Spelling Police. *Tidbit* is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada, *titbit* the preferred spelling everywhere else. I-A-B being an American website, Kitteh got it right. So there. =^.^=
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Male 369
The word is "titbits", not "tidbits".
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Male 2,841
Bitches were fine back in the day.
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Male 58
Best post in years
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Male 1,068
WIsh I could go back and change most of my 4 ratings, because this one blows them all away.
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Female 4,447
Also, thanks for the link, 5Cats!
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Female 4,447
I give it a 4!!
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Male 37,826
Library Of Congress

Many thousands of old pictures! & some not that old too. Just amazing! I can spend hours there...
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Male 37,826
Interesting start...
Interesting middle bits...
Interesting end!

The very definition of a 4.0 post! :-)
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Male 6,227
This was wonderful. Absolutely loved it.

@ Kitteh: Kitteh, did you put this together yourself?
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Female 2,691
Well, this was worth the visit, but won`t somebody give miss America a hairbrush?
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Female 1,803
More like this! Very interesting history and doesn`t start arguments.
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Male 3,061
That San Francisco earthquake photo was mesmerizing. A little bit of trivia, Lucille Ball got her first role in The Three Stooges - Three Little Pigskins.
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Female 178
Way cool!!! Would love to see more like this
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Male 7,775
Mae Questel, proper little Dan Castellaneta ain`t she.
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Male 6,710
This was a good post thanks!
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Female 57
Awesome post
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Female 4,359
coolest post everrrrrrrrrrrr
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Female 1,205
loved these!
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Male 7,031
Great post.

Maud Allen -- prototype fembot.
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Male 14,835
cool
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Male 5,617
"F*cking orange peel. I survived a ten story fall for thi-"
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Male 4,594
Rosie the Riveter is... well, riveting.
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Male 38,501

Miss Philadelphia was pretty without all the gunk they use today.

Admittedly, the hair needs to be tamed a bit.
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Male 3,147
Interesting.

Miss US 1924 wouldn`t look out of place in the 80s with that hairdo.
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Female 7,867
Isn`t it funny how fashion in looks change- by todays standards Annie Oakley is far prettier than the courtesan.
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Male 2,468
Nice. Thanks K9L.
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Male 38,501

I love old timie photos.

Today, there are plenty of people who could make that circus Fat Man look thin
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Female 8,044
Link: 25 Random Historical Tidbits [Pic] [Rate Link] - Things sure have changed.
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