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The real Anastasia Romanov, left, was 17 when she was executed in 1918 so that the Bolsheviks could ensure there was no resurgence of the Royals in Russia. Anna Anderson, right, claimed to be her in 1920- a famous case of 'identity theft'. She convinced some and even tried to cash in. She stuck to her story till her death in 1984! But the discovery of DNA changed cases like this. By 2009 the royal graves had been found and DNA tests exposed a decades old lie.

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The real Anastasia Romanov, left, was 17 when she was executed in 1918 so that the Bolsheviks could ensure there was no resurgence of the Royals in Russia. Anna Anderson, right, claimed to be her in a famous case of 'identity theft'. She convinced s

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June and Jennifer grew up in Britain. The twin sisters were inseparable, and had speech impediments which made it very hard for them to mix in with other children. The Gibbons also were the only black children in their school, and faced racism. Their language eventually became unintelligible to outsiders and spoke to no one except each other and their little sister. They would complete each other’s sentences and could communicate with no more than facial expressions. In their early teens…

GIBBONS TWINS: June and Jennifer Gibbons were born in 1963 in Wales. They were named the ‘SILENT TWINS’ - they only spoke to each other and in their own TWIN language. The TWINS lead a very sad, strange and bizarre life.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter the Boston marathon as a numbered entry. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 --14,000 Registered in 2015 Race

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

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The stories I see like this, make me believe in reincarnation more and

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

Remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorating the 82 children from Lidice, Czechoslovakia who were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office and gassed to death at the extermination camp in Chelmno 70 km away in the July of

Victorian cross dressers "Fanny" and "Stella."  Fanny and Stella’s real names were Frederick Park, 22, and Ernest Boulton, 21.  They were charged and could have faced up to 10 years in prison, but the case against them collapsed.

Arrested for cross-dressing! Meet Fanny and Stella, the Victorian gentlemen charged with the 'unnatural offence' of being transvestites

Notorious transvestites who scandalized London in Fanny & Stella. The two men spent 4 months in jail awaiting trial. Despite the fact that their apartment had been under surveillance for a year, the prosecution case was weak and the men were acquitted.

A recreation of Katherine lying in state “I didn’t realise how important the date of her death was in the history of the Church of England,”...

Sudeley Castle: the curious life and death of Katherine Parr

Mug shot taken not long after Anna's rescue from a suicide attempt in 1920.

Anastasia Claimant - Anna Anderson a.a Franziska Schanzkowska Anderson was…

Tsar and family, a tragic ending for this family. They're actually related to me through my Russian grandma. Very sad!

Massacre of the Russian royals: Horrific last hours of a dynasty

Eva and Leana Munzer    These two little Jewish girls have a very sad story. Their parents left them with a non-jewish family who took care of them. Then the husband and wife had a fight and the husband betrayed them to the SS, who captured the girls and sent them to Auschwitz, where they - like most small children - were gassed upon arrival.  Their little brother, Alfred, however, survived.

Eva and Leana Munzer - These two little Jewish girls have a very sad story. Their parents left them with a non-jewish family who took care of them. Then the husband and wife had a fight and the.

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