John Paul II - Some say that on this picture he is mocking the Communist observers across the Berlin Wall, the others that he was just being silly with kids. Either way this is one of my favorite pictures
CORONATION CELEBRATION On June 2, 1953, the queen's official coronation ceremony took place at London's Westminster Abbey. Her head-turning coronation wardrobe included three different crowns – one weighing over 4 lbs. and another encrusted with 1,333 diamonds – and an opulent Purple Robe of Estate, which took 12 seamstresses 3,500 hours to complete. The stately ceremony was the world's first televised coronation, watched by over 100 million American and 27 million Brits.
The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived until she was 82 (pretty good considering most died in their 40s). She got a formal education, which was really rare for women in that era. There are rumours that she poisoned her second husband Henry II’s mistress, the Fair Rosamund. This lady’s bad-ass. (Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton)