The Treaty Oak is a field live oak (quercus virginiana) that is the oldest living thing in Jacksonville. It’s called “Treaty Oak” because way back in the 1930’s a journalist wrote a story claiming that a treaty between the native Floridians and the Spanish had been singed beneath it. This “journalist” made up the story to save the tree from a developers axe. It worked, for many years the story was believed.
Gerda Taro sitting at a typewriter. In July 1937 a Jewish emigre from Nazi Germany became the first female war photographer to die on assignment. At the age of 26, Gerda Taro was just starting to make a name for herself and had already helped launch the career of the young Robert Capa.
Former journalist Letizia Oritz will be the latest commoner to fulfil the dream of every little girl and become a real-life Queen as her husband Crown Prince Felipe de Bourbon takes over the Spanish monarchy. In celebration here's a look at the other commoners who have married into Royalty.