Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history.
Dorothea Lange (1895 – 1965) influential American photographer best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression & influenced the development of documentary photography.
Astronomers have spotted a lonesome planet without a sun - PSO J318.5-22. It is 80 light years away; this is an artist's depiction of it
Patricia McCormick (1929-2013) was a bullfighter who performed in more than 300 fights in Mexico and was gored 6 times.
Clara Lemlich led the Uprising of N.Y. garment workers. "I am a working girl, one of those striking against intolerable conditions," she told the crowd. "And I have no further patience for talk." 700 of the women she led on the strike were arrested, 19 were sentenced to labor camps. The next year a fire in her workplace, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killed 146 workers: steel doors had been bolted shut to prevent workers from going on breaks. She lived to be 96.
Library of Congress - A memorable image from the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade: Inez Milholland astride a white horse amid the 5,000 marchers.
A 1420 MSS defaced by cat pee. Translation of note: "[Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night. Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night in Deventer and because of it many others [other cats] too. And beware well not to leave open books at night where cats can come.]"