The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.
This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship.
US started 1789 with a debt of $75M, a ratio of debt to GDP of 31% (as against today's ratio of 52%). The Govt paid off the debt until 1835 when President Jackson reported to Congress that "all that remains of the public debt has been redeemed," and then revealed that the Treasury actually had a surplus of $19M.