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Randy’L He-dow Teton (born 1976) is the Shoshone woman who posed as the model for the US Sacagawea dollar coin, first issued in 2000. She is the first Native American woman to pose for an American coin and the only living person whose image appears on American currency

Randy’L He-dow Teton

Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov (1926 – 1998) was a Soviet Navy officer. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and thereby prevented a nuclear war. Thomas Blanton (then director of the National Security Archive) said in 2002 that "a guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world".

Il aurait mérité le nobel de la paix !

Captain Jonathan W. Walker’s Branded Hand. “A Florida seamen originally from Cape Cod. Captain Jonathan Walker was sympathetic to the plight of the slaves. In 1844 he made an unsuccessful attempt to aid a group of seven to freedom by sailing them to the West Indies. Walker paid for his part in the venture with a year in solitary confinement, a 600.00USD fine, and the branded letters “s.s.” for “slave stealer” on his right palm." The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes. 1845.

Sergeant William Harvey Carney ~ 29 Feb 1840-8 Dec 1908 was the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He rescued the US Flag as its' bearer fell & then carried it to the enemy ramparts & back after which he declared: "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!"

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The picture was taken at the Stone Wall at Gettysburg. Picture shows the old soldier writing his memories of the Battle of Gettysburg, at the Gettysburg Reunion. It was created in 1913 by Harris & Ewing.

Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help. Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own.

"The most famous Apache woman was Lozen, the two-spirit warrior shaman who guided her people as they fled across the border, eluding US and Mexican armies, with her medicine of raising her hands to pray and knowing where the soldiers were, to strategize movements and her valiant fighting power. As chief Victorio said,“Lozen is…strong as a man, braver than most, and cunning in strategy.Lozen is a shield to her people.”" From Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island. The occasion? Sankthans, or ‘Midsummer’, an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth. The day is celebrated on the 24th of June (around summer solstice) in Scandinavian countries and other parts of Europe.

It was during the 1960s that Beuys formulated his central theoretical concepts concerning the social, cultural and political function and potential of art. Indebted to Romantic writers such as Novalis and Schiller, Beuys was motivated by a utopian belief in the power of universal human creativity and was confident in the potential for art to bring about revolutionary change. Beuys www.artexperience...

Since buried Atlantis of old, the Cave of giant crystals located inside the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico was discovered accidentally in 2001 by two miners. The vibrations are so intense, that prevents the power released yet to study this site. The cave is located about 300 meters below the surface of the earth. It is the site containing the largest crystals known in the world, measuring some over 11 meters long and up to a weight of around 55 tonnes!

Pilgrims and devotees cross pontoon bridges at the Maha Kumbh Mela - the largest spiritual gathering on the planet, held every 12 years in India. (© Wolfgang Weinhardt, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards)

Ella Ewing - Missouri Giantess, reportedly stood 8 feet 4 1/2 inches tall. c. 1902

The Beauty of Xiaohe or Little River, 3,800 years old, mummified remains of a Caucasian woman found in Western China along with other European mummies and artifacts. These Tarim Basin mummies are controversial in China as they are evidence of Europeans in China before the Han Chinese themselves.

Charles Barnard ran a trading post near Waco in the 1840s. Trading with various Indian tribes, he ransomed from a band of Comanches a young girl captive named Juana Cavazos. Charles and Juana married. Together they operated the trading post, then in 1859 built a 3½ story stone grist mill on the nearby Paluxy river. The town of Glen Rose built up around the mill where they became leading citizens. They had 14 children and lived out their lives at the old trading post which still stands today.

Queen Elizabeth oak, Northiam, East Sussex, UK, you might think this 1,000 year old tree is just a tree but it's a very special tree! When Queen Elizabeth I journeyed to Rye on August 1573 she sat under this tree and ate a meal. She changed her shoes of green damask silk with a 2 5" heel and pointed toe and left them behind as a memento of her visit. They are still in existence and are shown on special occasions. They are kept at Brickwall a Jacobean House in the village

In Greek mythology, the Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Argo was built by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius.

Corporal Lee Duncan rescued Rin Tin Tin when he was a puppy from a bombed out German kennel near the end of World War I in 1918 and took the dog home to California. When a producer spotted the dog jumping over 10 feet at a dog show, Rin Tin Tin went on to star in movies and radio adventures before he died in 1932.

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. We had no locks, therefore there were no thieves. When someone was so poor he couldn’t afford a horse, tent or blanket, he would receive it all as a gift. We were in bad shape before white men arrived. I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for civilized society” - John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota, 1903-1976

On November 30, 1954, the Hodges Meteorite became the first extraterrestrial object on record to strike a human being, bouncing off a wooden radio console owned by Oak Hill, Alabama resident Ann Elizabeth Hodges, and deflecting onto her as she napped on her couch. The Sylacauga meteorite is the first documented extraterrestrial object to have injured a human being in the USA.