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The video is a blast.
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Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), also known as Typhoid Mary, was an Irish-born American cook believed to have infected 53 people with typhoid fever, three of whom died, and the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the disease pathogen, Salmonella typhi. Because she persisted in working as a cook, by which she exposed others to the disease, she was twice forcibly quarantined by authorities, eventually for the final two decades of her life. Mallon died after a total of nearly 30 years in isolation.
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Since the death of her father in 1938, Triplett collected $73.13 per month from the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was eligible to inherit her father's pension due to cognitive impairments which she suffered, qualifying her as the helpless child of a veteran. The total amount she received was about $73,000, or $344,000 when adjusted for inflation.

Widespread public awareness of Triplett's status occurred in 2013 as the result of a Daily Mail story about her.

After the 2018 death of Fred Upham, the son of William H. Upham, she became the last surviving child of a Civil War veteran.
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Here's the Daily Mail story on Irene Triplett.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rates.html

From the story
Irene was born prematurely on January 9 1930. The Federal Census of 1930 lists Moses as 83, Irene’s mother Elida as 34 and Irene herself as three months old.

Such a marriage was not uncommon at the time - the women got a good pension and a reliable source of income and the men got a younger wife who would care for them in their old age.


She must have done a good job of caring for him, he died at 91.
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"You are surprised I survived? But I come from the place where they make balisong. Why should you be surprised?"

On the chilly evening of July 13, 1966, unbeknownst to her, Corazon Amurao would be the lone survivor out of nine nurses who murderer Richard Speck brutally slaughtered during the South Chicago Community Hospital Massacre. After quietly trespassing on the home, Speck calmly knocked four times on Amurao’s bedroom door. When she answered, he proceeded to round up the nurses from each of their rooms, leading them one by one to separate rooms in the townhouse where eight nurses met their tragic end.

Only Amurao escaped that night alive.

Exemplifying great courage and strength, we navigate through the story of Corazon Amurao on the night of the South Chicago Massacre. This is her brave and heroic story of survival.
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Richard Bell-Davies, R.N., D.S.O., was awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing a fellow airman, Flight Sub-Lieutenant Gilbert Formby Smylie, R.N., after he had been brought down by anti-aircraft fire, on this day in 1915.

Bell-Davies was flying an early single seat biplane during a bombing raid on a Bulgarian railway station when fellow pilot Flight Sub-Lieutenant G.F. Smylie was shot down. With Bulgarian troops moving in to capture Smylie, Bell-Davies landed and picked the beleaguered pilot up. Smylie squeezed into the fuselage between the engine and the cockpit and the heavily laden aircraft took off again just as the Bulgarians opened fire in what was the first rescue of a downed pilot behind enemy lines.
Awards Victoria Cross
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Air Force Cross
Croix de Guerre (France)
Order of Michael the Brave (Rumania)
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This is William Geoffrey Foxley, who served with Britain's Royal Air Force in the Second World War.

While still in training to be a bomber navigator in 1944, Foxley's Wellington Bomber stalled and fell from the sky.

Miraculously, Foxley escaped the crash unhurt, but seeing that another crewman was still trapped in the burning wreckage, Foxley rushed back in to save him, but it was too late.

While attempting to escape the burning aircraft again, Foxley was severely burned on his face and hands.

He underwent several skin grafts, lost partial vision in his left eye and all vision in his right.

After the war he continued with the RAF, retiring in 1954 with the rank of Squadron Leader. His recovery also continued, and he set up a charity for the disabled.

In 1969, Foxley made an appearance as a burned pilot in the film, "Battle of Britain" (photo below, right).

Bill Foxley died in 2010.
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The brothers on board Juneau; from left to right: Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George Sullivan. The Sullivan brothers were five siblings who all died during the same incident in World War II, the sinking of the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52), the vessel on which they all served.
The death of the five Sullivan brothers was impossible to imagine. So horrible it forced the U.S. War department to adopt “The Sole Survivor Policy” so it would never happen again. Can anyone even think of the heartache that the Sullivan family suffered? How much sorrow can a family take?

The Sullivans were natives of Waterloo, Iowa. They were:

George Thomas Sullivan, 27, Gunner’s Mate Second Class
Francis "Frank" Henry Sullivan, 25, Coxswain
Joseph "Joe" Eugene Sullivan, 23, Seaman Second Class
Madison "Matt" Abel Sullivan, 22, Seaman Second Class
Albert "Al" Leo Sullivan, 19, Seaman Second Class
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The photograph is of Australians firing a volley at the graveside of the ‘Red Baron’ on the 22nd of April 1918.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (German: [ˈmanfreːt fɔn ˈʁɪçthoːfn̩]; 2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), known in English as Baron von Richthofen, was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
In common with most Allied air officers, No. 3 Squadron AFC's commanding officer Major David Blake, who was responsible for Richthofen's body, regarded the Red Baron with great respect, and he organised a full military funeral, to be conducted by the personnel of No. 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps.

The body was buried in the cemetery at the village of Bertangles, near Amiens, on 22 April 1918. Six of No. 3 Squadron's officers served as pallbearers, and a guard of honour from the squadron's other ranks fired a salute.

Allied squadrons stationed nearby presented memorial wreaths, one of which was inscribed with the words, "To Our Gallant and Worthy Foe"
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Vasili Aleksandrovich Arkhipov (Russian: Василий Александрович Архипов, IPA: [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ arˈxʲipəf], 30 January 1926 – 19 August 1998) was a Soviet Navy officer credited with preventing a Soviet nuclear strike (and, potentially, all-out nuclear war) during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Such an attack likely would have caused a major global thermonuclear response.

As flotilla chief of staff and second-in-command of the diesel powered submarine B-59, Arkhipov refused to authorize the captain's use of nuclear torpedoes against the United States Navy, a decision requiring the agreement of all three senior officers aboard.

In 2002, Thomas Blanton, who was then director of the US National Security Archive, said that Arkhipov "saved the world"
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Halifax was devastated on 6 December 1917 when two ships collided in the city's harbour, one of them a munitions ship loaded with explosives bound for the battlefields of the First World War. What followed was one of the largest human-made explosions prior to the detonation of the first atomic bombs in 1945. The north end of Halifax was wiped out by the blast and subsequent tsunami. Nearly 2,000 people died, another 9,000 were maimed or blinded, and more than 25,000 were left without adequate shelter.
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