The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1905 Jennie Bauters-Jerome AZ's most famous and loved madam-Jennie’s lover, Clement Leigh needed money for a bad debt. He headed to Jennie’s place with a gun demanding she hand over her cash. They argued Jennie tried to flee from the building. He chased her, firing several shots which wounded her as she ran into the street. He approached the paralyzed woman firing a fatal shot to her head. He then shot himself in the chest. He did not die, but was hung for murder in 1907.
The ambulance that responded to the call after William McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY in September 1901. In keeping with the theme of the Exposition, it was electrically powered.
Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims
Illegitimate: A depiction of Bessie Blount - King Henry VIII's secret mistress from the side of her parent's tomb - Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims