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Mother Teresa 1920 (on the left)

Retronaut - 1920s: Mother Teresa

You're never too old to become an artist (photo is of Grandma Moses, who began painting in her 70s and lived to be 101)

Grandma Moses Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story

Mary Harris Jones was over fifty years old before she began her career as a labor organizer. She was born in Ireland, but her family was forced to emigrate because they rebelled against British rule. While living in the northeast, she completed school, became a teacher, and married an iron moulder. From her husband, George E. Jones, she learned how workers were struggling against abuses by unscrupulous employers.

Queenie Newell, 1908 gold medalist in archery. Fifty three years old at the time, Queenie is the oldest woman to ever win a gold medal.

"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman.

"You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood." - Tyne Daly

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." ...Dr. Seuss

Ellen Burstyn...I just love to see hollywood women who do not resort to cosmetic surgery, and instead choose to age gracefully....she is a beauty!

Robin Roberts survived breast cancer to go on and develop a rare disease. Team Robin gave her inspiration on her last morning on GMA. Her battle began today for the fight of her life. 8/30/2012

Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts were the 1st Americans to be awarded the French Croix de Guerre, France's highest military award for their World War I Heroism. Johnson & Roberts were manning a 2 man outpost when German patrol, estimated at more than 20 men, attacked with grenades. Wounded, both Americans emptied their weapons and Roberts, who was wounded in his hip or knee and unable to stand, tossed grenades to Johnson who hurled them at the enemy patrol to keep the attackers away.

Alice Paul went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until she vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Her doctor's reply said, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” Suffrage passed 3 years later.