Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the sixth President of the United States (1825–1829). He served as an American diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative. As president, he sought to modernize the American economy and promoted education. Adams enacted a part of his agenda and paid off much of the national debt. Adams was the son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams.
Jane Bielawski and her doll 'Missy'. Following the suspicious deaths of some of her playmates in a New York tenement, police attempted to interview Jane. According to reports, the young girl went 'crazy' and accused her doll of the murders, before throwing the doll out of her apartment window while screaming, "Bad dolly! Naughty dolly!" Jane was taken to Bloomingdale Asylum to be treated for 'hysteria'. She was never to leave the institution, dying there an old woman in 1968.
It used to be legal to send kids in the mail.When domestic parcel post service was introduced in the United States in 1913, Americans were finally able to send packages across the country at an affordable rate. Early on, some people chose to abuse this new service. At least two people sent their stamp-covered children through the mail before the Postmaster General was able to issue new regulations banning the practice. The National Postal Museum still has this humorous picture on display.