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John Paul Jones: John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was an American naval war hero renowned for his victories in British waters during the American Revolution.

John Paul Jones: John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was an American naval war hero renowned for his victories in British waters during the American Revolution.

Barry Goldwater button, 1964.  Republicans Barry Goldwater and William Miller lost in a landslide to Democrats Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey in 1964.

Barry Goldwater button, 1964. Republicans Barry Goldwater and William Miller lost in a landslide to Democrats Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey in 1964.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower about 1943 (World War II).  Artist William Timym.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower about 1943 (World War II). Artist William Timym.

Texas President Sam Houston (1793-1863) wearing a cowboy duster in this early daguerreotype.

Texas President Sam Houston (1793-1863) wearing a cowboy duster in this early daguerreotype.

Edward Jenner(1749-1823). Inventor of smallpox vaccine. Royal Berkeley Lodge of Faith & Friendship #449, Berkeley, England.

Edward Jenner(1749-1823). Inventor of smallpox vaccine. Royal Berkeley Lodge of Faith & Friendship #449, Berkeley, England.

The Amazing (If True) Story of the Submarine Mechanic Who Blew Himself Up Then Surfaced as a Secret Agent for Queen Victoria; The leading mechanic of the famed H.L. Hunley led quite the life, if we can believe any of it -- Smithsonian Magazine

The Amazing (If True) Story of the Submarine Mechanic Who Blew Himself Up Then Surfaced as a Secret Agent for Queen Victoria

The Amazing (If True) Story of the Submarine Mechanic Who Blew Himself Up Then Surfaced as a Secret Agent for Queen Victoria; The leading mechanic of the famed H.L. Hunley led quite the life, if we can believe any of it -- Smithsonian Magazine

General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson was shot by his own troops who could only see his silhouette in the moonlight

Mystery of how Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was mistakenly killed by his own troops is solved... and it was all down to the Moon

General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson was shot by his own troops who could only see his silhouette in the moonlight

Intercept to Action.  Bletchley Park - intelligence to commanders in the field World War II.

Intercept to Action. Bletchley Park - intelligence to commanders in the field World War II.

David Holzel	  Self-Help Tips from General George Washington

Self-Help Tips from General George Washington

David Holzel Self-Help Tips from General George Washington

La Belle, one of the ships French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, sailed to the Gulf of Mexico on his ill-fated colonizing mission, sank in a storm in Texas’ Matagorda Bay in 1686.   The ship is now being re-built in Texas.

La Belle, one of the ships French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, sailed to the Gulf of Mexico on his ill-fated colonizing mission, sank in a storm in Texas’ Matagorda Bay in 1686. The ship is now being re-built in Texas.

General Mark W. Clark about 1943 (World War II).  Artist William Timym.

General Mark W. Clark about 1943 (World War II). Artist William Timym.

Billy the Kid: Incredible 67¢ junk shop photo shows America's most famous outlaw playing CROQUET with his Regulators gang... and it's now worth $5MILLION

New photo shows Billy the Kid playing croquet with his Regulators gang

Billy the Kid: Incredible 67¢ junk shop photo shows America's most famous outlaw playing CROQUET with his Regulators gang... and it's now worth $5MILLION

One of Napoleon’s Generals Was More Interested in Gathering Beetles Than Fighting at Waterloo

One of Napoleon’s Generals Was More Interested in Gathering Beetles Than Fighting at Waterloo

When he died in Count Pierre François Marie Auguste Dejean owned the largest personal beetle collection in the world

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart: George Washington (1732- 1799), commander of the Continental Army, became the first President of the United States.

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart: George Washington (1732- 1799), commander of the Continental Army, became the first President of the United States.