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Mary Ellen Wilson, or, sometimes, Mary Ellen McCormack, born in 1864 and died in 1956. She was an American child whose severe case of child abuse at age 8 by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly, led to the creation of the New York Society Prevention of Child Abuse and Cruelty to Children.

Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Nancy Wake - the White Mouse - Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis - Europe - World - The Independent

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

47 Historical Pictures That Will Have You In Awe photography story historical interesting history facts

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. these pictures are awesome.<< history is fucked up

Very young nurse with baby girl. The picture illustrates the embarrassing history of slavery, even small children being taken away from their families and being used as unpaid laborers in white families.

A Young Girl and her Nursemaid

A very rare picture of a beautiful young girl on the chair, who is being looked after by a nursemaid who only appears to be about 10 years old herself. This picture compels you to wonder about both their lives. How they lived, and what they did together.

On July 28, 1945 a B25 Bomber accidentally flew into the Empire State Building in NYC. Three on the plane and eleven in the building died.

On July 28, 1945 a B25 Bomber accidentally flew into the Empire State Building in NYC. Three on the plane and eleven in the building died.[500x641]

The Empire State Building Plane Crash “Blame someone else and get on with your life.” -Alan Woods The Empire State Building Plane Crash, July 28 1945 -Ernie Sisto

Irma Grese was a female SS guard at the concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Auschwitz, and served as warden of the women's section of Bergen-Belsen.  Grese was convicted for crimes involving the ill-treatment and murder of prisoners committed at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and sentenced to death at the Belsen trial. She was executed at age 22. Auschwitz inmates nicknamed her the "Hyena of Auschwitz". The list of accusations of violence against her were quite horrific…

Irma Grese was a female SS guard at the concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Auschwitz, and served as warden of the women's section of Bergen-Belsen. Grese was convicted for crimes involving the ill-treatment and murder of prisoners committed at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and sentenced to death at the Belsen trial. She was executed at age 22. Auschwitz inmates nicknamed her the "Hyena of Auschwitz". The list of accusations of violence against her were quite horrific…

Juliane Koepcke, 17, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and lived. However, she had to endure a 9-day walk through the Amazon jungle before being rescued by loggers. She was the sole survivor of 93 passengers and crew in the December 24, 1971, crash of LANSA Flight 508.

Juliane Koepcke, was sucked out of an airplane after it was struck by lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground still strapped to her chair and.

"Zona Heaster Shue died in 1897 by what was called an "everlasting faint" but was soon given the name 'The Greenbrier Ghost' after she appeared to her mother and told her she had actually been murdered by her husband. The events surrounding the haunting led to it becoming the only time in American legal history in which the so-called "testimony of a ghost" was accepted at a murder trial."

10 Ghost Stories That Are Totally Freaking Real

Zona Heaster Shue died in 1897 by what was called an "everlasting faint" but was soon given the name 'The Greenbrier Ghost' after she appeared to her mother and told her she had actually been murdered by her husband.

The Titanic and Age of the Transatlantic Steamship

Docked in Southampton. April 1912 - Belfast to Southampton. April 1912 - Departs Southampton for Cherbourg. April 1912 - Arrives in Queenstown and then departs for New York City. The rest is history.

Meet Caroline Norton.  If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it.      In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely.  On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children.  In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children".  Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned and…

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce

If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it. In the mid Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely.

Federic "Uncle Fed" Messer, the man who lived to see 3 different Centuries. A North Carolina native, Uncle Fed was born in the year 1792, and died in 1907, at the ripe age of 114. Wow!

Federic "Uncle Fed" Messer the man who lived to see 3 different Centuries. Uncle Fed a North Carolina native was born in the year 1792 and died in 1907 at the ripe age of

No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.

Five Sullivan brothers died in WW II. No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.

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A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck floor) of the Empire State Building, May She landed on a United Nations limousine… Photography by Weegee ( Robert Wiles)

On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Photographer Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale a few minutes after her death.
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