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December 15, 1973: John Paul Getty III, the grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, five months after his kidnapping by an Italian gang. J. Paul Getty, who became the richest man in the world in 1957, had initially refused to pay his 16-year-old grandson’s $17 million ransom but finally agreed to cooperate after the boy’s severed right ear was sent to a newspaper in Rome. He eventually secured his grandson’s release by paying just $2.7 million, the maximum…

December John Paul Getty III, the grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, five months after his kidnapping by an Italian gang. Paul Getty, who became.

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa how cool is that? Paranormal investigator/ghostbuster, or Vampire Slayer?

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Libération de Paris, 25 août 1944

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in 1868, was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War.

117 years old! House slave in NH? Always thought that didn't happen in NH. Flora Stewart, who had her portrait taken the year before her death in was a house slave in New Hampshire during the Revolutionary War.

Deadly Beauty...Tagalo-chinese woman with long hair in 19th century. http://www.thejakartapost.com/files/images2/sp-s8-ctagalo.jpg

Unknown young woman photographed in 1875 in the Philippines by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp. The photograph’s inscription describes her as Mestiza Sangley-Filipina, which means she was a mix of Chinese and Spanish.

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.

The Woman Who Fell to Earth

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.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1 . OP: Saw the movie about this guy. Really good. It was Severus Snape and Mos Def fighting hate by fixing hearts. Good watch.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, He first developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome. The movie is called "Something the Lord Made"

129 year old Native American "Wrinkle Meat" - Old photo of Chief John Smith (Ka-be-nah-gwey-wence) at the age of 129.

This photo of John Smith (Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence), a Chippewa from Cass Lake, Minnesota, was taken when he was supposedly at 129 years old. He lived to be 137 years old. The man who lived in 3 Centuries!

A black man fearlessly drinks out of a "white only" water fountain when segregation was at its worst. This photo caught my eye because it displays something I haven't seen in many civil rights pictures: humor. He seems to almost be daring the person behind the camera to challenge him.

trebled-negrita-princess: “deenoverdami: “essentialisinvisible: “Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 – by Cecil Williams. ” Yall act like racism ended thousands of years ago. But my dad is older than this damn picture. ” Not a single.

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