1900 The U.S. population was 76,300,000. The Boxer Uprising ended as U.S. Marines
helped Great Britain capture Peking. Dwight Davis established the tennis Davis Cup.
Josephine Baker famous singer
& dancer. Baker was born June 3, 1906, she died on April 12, 1975. She lived at a time of severe oppression of the blacks. At age
13 she ran away and went on a tour to Paris. In France Baker was embraced despite her color and her dancing style made
her the talk of Europe.
During World War II she helped the French
Resistance. She adopted 12 kids of many different races. When she returned to the U.S. The Stork Club refused to
serve her because she was black.
In 1963 Baker spoke to the crowd with Martin
Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial at March on
Amazing twin cousins
Tsar Nicholas II and his first cousin
King George V of England
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918) wife Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna
with their 5 children. Olga (1895-1918) Tatiana ( 1897-1918) Maria (1899-1918) Anastasia (1901-1918) and Aleksei
(1904-1918) This photo was taken just moments before the whole family faced their fate. At 2:30 am on
July 17, 1918 a firing squad executed Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, their 5 children, their doctor, personal assistants
and royal secretaries. Parts of their bodies and some of their jewelry were delivered to the Central Committee of the
Communist Party as the proof of death.
First Flight on December 17, 1903 was the day humanity spread its wings and soured into the skies. The flight
lasted only 12 seconds in the air. However, it was a major breakthrough.
No other ship has captured
the world's attention, quite like the Titanic Constructed as unsinkable, this first class ocean liner set
sail on April 10, 1912. The Titanic finally sank on April 14th. Recovered from the Titanic
on board (wealthy or poor) was forced to fight for their survival. In the end only 705 persons survived the
sinking of the ship, out of 2,228 passengers and crew members. 1,523 lives were lost when the Titanic sank beneath the ice
cold waters of the Atlantic.