1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Chang Woo Gow (c.1845-1893),;the Chinese Giant - Born in Pekin in 1841 grew to a height of 7'8.75" (235.5 cm). Billed as The Chinese Giant, he travelled the world, renowned for his intelligence and knowledge (he spoke six languages) as much as for his height. Chang Woo Gow finished his life the proprietor of a tea room and ‘Oriental Bazaar’ in Bournemouth, a resort on the south coast of England, where he was buried in 1893.