JOSEPHINE COCHRANE 1839-1913. In the 1870s, after her servants chipped some of the dishes ,while washing them, Cochrane refused to let them handled the china any more. One morning while up to her elbows in soap suds, she had an epiphany. Why not invent a dish washing machine? She received her first patent on the Garis-Cochran Dish-Washing Machine December 28, 1886. In 1916, her company was bought out by Hobart which became KitchenAid and is now Whirlpool Corporation.
Frances "Fanny" Jane Crosby 1820-1915 was blinded as an infant. Wrote over 8,000 hymns including "Blessed Assurance"; "Rescue the Perishing"; & "Praise Him, Praise Him". Over 100 million copies of her songs printed. She used over 200 pseudonyms during her career due to reluctance of some to have many songs in hymnal by same person
Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. Since then, Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Hers is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.
Sally Ride (First American Woman in space) has died after a 17 month long fight against pancreatic cancer. She became a household name after her historic flight on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, and then used her high-profile to encourage kids, especially young girls, to pursue science, math, and engineering careers. Sally, you will be dearly missed.
George Washington Carver. It is rare to find a man of this caliber. A man who would decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than 100,000 a year (almost a million today) to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen. As an agricultural chemist, Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economicallywere his recipes and improvements ...
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. A prolific author, Keller was we...
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American author who wrote the Little House series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family. Laura's daughter, Rose, inspired Laura to write her books.
Sgt. Dakota Meyer, first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor. He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat. He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends. He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War.
SACRIFICE! First Lieutenant Sam Brown ♥ link to his story
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” -Barbara Bush (thinkexist.com/...)
Irena Sendler. 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the ba...
Miss Fanny Crosby Of her 8,000 hymns under 200 pen names some of my favorites are... Blessed Assurance-He Hideth My Soul-I Am Thine Oh Lord-Tell Me The Stories of Jesus “O what a happy soul am I! Although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world, contented I will be. How many blessings I enjoy, that other people don't. To weep and sigh because I'm blind, I cannot and I won't!”
Tim Tebow- a christian, virgin professional quarterback who doesn't march to the beat of anyone else's drum but his own. He'll make a goooood husband one day.